Folio from a Qur’an

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur’an; illuminated folio with a palmette projecting into the margin; reverse: Sura al-Tawbah (Repentance) 9:100; Arabic in black kufic script; vocalized in red; one column; 7 lines of text.

Historical period(s)
Abbasid period, 9th-10th century
Medium
Ink, gold, and color on parchment
Dimensions
H x W (overall): 20.8 x 32 cm (8 3/16 x 12 5/8 in)
Geography
North Africa or Near East
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1932.62
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Manuscript folio

Keywords
Abbasid period (750 - 1258), Islam, kufic script, Near East, North Africa, Qur'an, sura 100
Provenance

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

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

Notes:

[1] See undated folder sheet note, object file, Collections Management Office. 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; illuminated folio with a palmette projecting into the margin; reverse: Sura al-Tawbah (Repentance) 9:100; Arabic in black kufic script; vocalized in red; one column; 7 lines of text.

Published References
  • Friedrich Paul Theodor Sarre, Fredrik Robert Martin. Die Ausstellung von Meisterwerken Muhammedanischer Kunst in Muchen, 1910. 3 vols., Munich. vol. 1, pl. 2.
  • Ora Limor, Yitzak Hen. The Beginning of Europe: Western Europe in the early Middle Ages. vol. 4, Tel Aviv. vol. 4: p. 94.
  • Dr. Esin Atil. Art of the Arab World. Exh. cat. Washington, 1975. cat. 5, pp. 22-23.
  • Richard Ettinghausen, O. Graber. The Art and Architecture of Islam, 650-1250. The Pelican History of Art Hammondsworth, Middlesex, England and New York. p. 119, fig. 100.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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