Folio from a Qur’an, Sura 38:29-31

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur’an; recto: Sura Sad (Sad) 38: part of 29; verso: part of 29, 30, and part of 31, verso begins with “wa’ayati”; Arabic in black kufic script; gold orbs stacked as pyramid-shaped verse markers; vocalized in red and yellow; one column; 7 lines of text; one of a group of 13 folios.

Historical period(s)
Abbasid period, 8th-9th century
Medium
Ink, color, and gold on parchment
Dimensions
H x W (overall): 23.7 x 33.7 cm (9 5/16 x 13 1/4 in)
Geography
North Africa or Near East
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1930.70
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Manuscript folio

Keywords
Abbasid period (750 - 1258), Islam, kufic script, Near East, North Africa, Qur'an, sura 38
Provenance

To 1930
Elizabeth T. Riefstahl, to 1930 [1]

From 1930
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Elizabeth T. Riefstahl 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)

Elizabeth T. Riefstahl

Description

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur'an; recto: Sura Sad (Sad) 38: part of 29; verso: part of 29, 30, and part of 31, verso begins with "wa'ayati"; Arabic in black kufic script; gold orbs stacked as pyramid-shaped verse markers; vocalized in red and yellow; one column; 7 lines of text; one of a group of 13 folios.

Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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