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
Accession Number
F1932.62
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached 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.
  • Dr. Esin Atil. Art of the Arab World. Exh. cat. Washington, 1975. cat. 5, p. 22-23.
  • Ora Limor Yitzak Hen. The Beginning of Europe: Western Europe in the early Middle Ages. vol. 4, Tel Aviv. p. 94.
  • 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
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum