Bi-folio from a Qur’an, Sura 4:1-11

Detached double folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur’an; recto: Sura al-Nisa (the Women) 4: 1-5 and a part of 6, recto begins with “ya’ayyuha”; verso: sura 4: 6-11, verso begins with “israfan”; facing folio: F 1930.92; Arabic in black naskhi script; rosette verse markers; vocalized in black; heading in “eastern” kufic script with interspatial writing in red naskhi indicating the title “al-Nisa”; one column; 15 lines of text; one of a group of 4 folios.

Historical period(s)
12th-13th century
Medium
Ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W (overall): 10.5 x 8.7 cm (4 1/8 x 3 7/16 in)
Geography
Iran or Iraq
Credit Line
Gift of A.K. Coomaraswamy, Boston, Massachusetts
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1930.95
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Manuscript folio

Keywords
Iran, Iraq, Islam, naskh script, Qur'an, sura 4
Provenance

To 1930
Anada K. Coomaraswamy, Boston to 1930 [1]

From 1930
Freer Gallery of Art, given by Anada K. Coomaraswamy, Boston 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. Also see Curatorial Remarks, Eleanor Radcliffe, 1984.

Previous Owner(s)

Dr. Ananda K. Coomaraswamy 1877-1947

Description

Detached double folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur'an; recto: Sura al-Nisa (the Women) 4: 1-5 and a part of 6, recto begins with "ya'ayyuha"; verso: sura 4: 6-11, verso begins with "israfan"; facing folio: F 1930.92; Arabic in black naskhi script; rosette verse markers; vocalized in black; heading in "eastern" kufic script with interspatial writing in red naskhi indicating the title "al-Nisa"; one column; 15 lines of text; one of a group of 4 folios.

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