Detached folio from a Qur’an, sura 35:1, 2

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur’an; right-hand half verso: Sura Fatir (Originator) 35:1, verso begins with “al-rahim”; left-hand half recto: sura 35: parts of 1and 2, recto begins with “yazidu”; Arabic in black “eastern kufic (New Style)” script with gold rosette verse markers; chapter heading in white; vocalized in red, blue, green and yellow; one column; 5 lines of text; one of a group of 3 folios.

Historical period(s)
Abbasid period, 10th century
Medium
Ink, color and gold on parchment
Dimensions
H x W: 10.7 x 16 cm (4 3/16 x 6 5/16 in)
Geography
probably Iran
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1932.56
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Manuscript folio

Keywords
Abbasid period (750 - 1258), eastern kufic script, Iran, Islam, Qur'an, sura 35
Provenance

To 1932
Arthur Upham Pope, New York to 1932 [1]

From 1932
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Arthur Upham Pope, New York in 1932 [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)

Arthur Upham Pope

Description

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur'an; right-hand half verso: Sura Fatir (Originator) 35:1, verso begins with "al-rahim"; left-hand half recto: sura 35: parts of 1and 2, recto begins with "yazidu"; Arabic in black "eastern kufic (New Style)" script with gold rosette verse markers; chapter heading in white; vocalized in red, blue, green and yellow; one column; 5 lines of text; one of a group of 3 folios.

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