Folio from a Qur’an

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur’an; recto: Sura al-Shuraa (the Consultation) 42: 1-7; one column, 9 lines of text; verso: sura 42: 7-13; one column, 12 lines; Arabic in black muhaqqaq script with a white heading in thuluth script; illuminated rosette verse markers; vocalized in red and black; illuminated title band; marginal roundel; one of a group of 5 folios.
Border: The text is set in gold-black rulings on cream-colored paper.

Historical period(s)
Mamluk period, 14th century
Medium
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 40.9 x 32 cm (16 1/8 x 12 5/8 in)
Geography
Egypt
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1930.56
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Manuscript folio

Keywords
Egypt, illumination, Islam, Mamluk period (1250 - 1517), Qur'an, sura 42, thuluth script
Provenance

To 1930
Kirkor Minassian, New York to 1930 [1]

From 1930
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Kirkor Minassian, New York in 1930 [2]

Notes:

[1] Object file, undated folder sheet note.

[2] See note 1. Also see Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office.

Previous Owner(s)

Kirkor Minassian 1874-1944

Description

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur'an; recto: Sura al-Shuraa (the Consultation) 42: 1-7; one column, 9 lines of text; verso: sura 42: 7-13; one column, 12 lines; Arabic in black muhaqqaq script with a white heading in thuluth script; illuminated rosette verse markers; vocalized in red and black; illuminated title band; marginal roundel; one of a group of 5 folios.
Border: The text is set in gold-black rulings on cream-colored paper.

Published References
  • Anna Contadini. The Kitab Manafi 'al Hayawan in the Escorial Library. no. 3. p. 48, no. 5.
  • Dr. Esin Atil. Art of the Arab World. Exh. cat. Washington, 1975. cat. 42, pp. 98-99.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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