Folio from a selection of the Qur’an, sura 29:46

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur’an; recto: blank; verso: Sura al-Ankabut ( the Spider) 29:46; one column, 3 lines of text with two lines in illuminated title- bands, Arabic in black muhaqqaq script with white headings in thuluth script; vocalized in black with red letters for recitation; one of a group of 3 folios.
Border: The text is set in an illuminated border of gold and lapis.

Historical period(s)
Mamluk period, 14th century
Medium
Ink, color and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 36.9 x 26.7 cm (14 1/2 x 10 1/2 in)
Geography
Possibly Iran
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1932.60
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Manuscript folio

Keywords
illumination, Iran, Islam, Mamluk period (1250 - 1517), Qur'an, sura 29
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. See also Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920, Collections Management Office.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Hagop Kevorkian 1872-1962

Description

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur'an; recto: blank; verso: Sura al-Ankabut ( the Spider) 29:46; one column, 3 lines of text with two lines in illuminated title- bands, Arabic in black muhaqqaq script with white headings in thuluth script; vocalized in black with red letters for recitation; one of a group of 3 folios.
Border: The text is set in an illuminated border of gold and lapis.

Published References
  • Dr. Esin Atil. Exhibition of 2500 Years of Persian Art. Exh. cat. Washington, 1971. p. 5.
  • Muhammad Husayn. Origins of the Book: Egypt's Contribution to the Development of the Book from Papyrus to Codex. Greenwich, Connecticut. p. 110.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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