Folio from a Qur’an, Sura 34:50-54

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur’an; recto: Sura Saba’ (Sheba) 34: part of 50-52, recto begins with ” ‘ila rabbi”; verso: sura 34: 52, 53, and part of 54, verso begins with “lahuma”; Arabic in dark brown “eastern kufic (New Style)” script; illuminated rosette verse markers; marginal verse marker containing the word for khamsun (fifty) indicating the end of a fiftieth verse; vocalized in red and yellow, tashdid in blue, hamza in green; one column; 5 lines of text; one of a group of 3 folios.

Historical period(s)
Abbasid period, First half of the 10th century
Medium
Ink, color, and gold on parchment
Dimensions
H x W: 12.4 x 16 cm (4 7/8 x 6 5/16 in)
Geography
North Africa or Near East
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1932.57
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Manuscript folio

Keywords
Abbasid period (750 - 1258), eastern kufic script, illumination, Islam, Near East, North Africa, Qur'an, sura 34
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; recto: Sura Saba' (Sheba) 34: part of 50-52, recto begins with " 'ila rabbi"; verso: sura 34: 52, 53, and part of 54, verso begins with "lahuma"; Arabic in dark brown "eastern kufic (New Style)" script; illuminated rosette verse markers; marginal verse marker containing the word for khamsun (fifty) indicating the end of a fiftieth verse; vocalized in red and yellow, tashdid in blue, hamza in green; 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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