Folio from a Qur’an, sura 33:26-30

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur’an; recto: Sura al- Ahzab (the Combined forces) 33: part of verse 26, verses 27-29, and a few phrases of 30, recto begins with “wa qadhafa”, one column, 7 lines of text; verso: sura 33: 30, verso begins with “minkunna”, an inscribed shamsa in gold and blue set within four small roundels, one column, 2 lines of text; Arabic in black and gold muhaqqaq script; illuminated rosette verse markers; roundels, marginal medallions; vocalized in black and gold with red letters for recitation and reading; one of a group of 3 folios.
Border: The text is set in gold and black rulings on cream-colored paper.

Historical period(s)
Mongol period, 14th century
Medium
Ink, color and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 36.9 x 27 cm (14 1/2 x 10 5/8 in)
Geography
Possibly Iran
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1932.59
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Manuscript folio

Keywords
illumination, Iran, Islam, Mongol period (1220 - 1380), muhaqqaq script, Qur'an, sura 33
Provenance

To 1932
Hagop Kevorkian (1872-1962), New York. [1]

From 1932
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Hagop Kevorkian, New York. [2]

Notes:

[1] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Hagop Kevorkian 1872-1962

Description

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur'an; recto: Sura al- Ahzab (the Combined forces) 33: part of verse 26, verses 27-29, and a few phrases of 30, recto begins with "wa qadhafa", one column, 7 lines of text; verso: sura 33: 30, verso begins with "minkunna", an inscribed shamsa in gold and blue set within four small roundels, one column, 2 lines of text; Arabic in black and gold muhaqqaq script; illuminated rosette verse markers; roundels, marginal medallions; vocalized in black and gold with red letters for recitation and reading; one of a group of 3 folios.
Border: The text is set in gold and black rulings on cream-colored paper.

Published References
  • Freer Gallery of Art. Gallery Book I: Exhibition of July 19, 1933. Washington, July 19, 1933. .
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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