Fragment of a section (juz’) of a Qur’an

Manuscript; A section (Juz’) from the Qur’an; verses of Sura Hud (Prophet Hud) and Sura Yusuf (Prophet Joseph), sura 11, 12, verse 89 of sura 11 to verse 52 of sura 12 with few folios missing in between the verses; Arabic in black kufic script; vocalized in red, blue and green; 17 folios with illuminated double frontispiece (fols. 1 verso, 2 recto, and 2 verso, 3 recto), two double page finispieces (15 verso, 16 recto, and 16 verso, 17 recto), and roundels; standard page: one column, 4 lines of text.
Folios 1934.25-28 are parts of the manuscript which have been accessioned separately.
Binding: The manuscript is bound in modern cardboard.

See “Notes” to correlate page numbers to accession numbers and components.

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Historical period(s)
Abbasid period, 10th century
Medium
Ink, color and gold on parchment
Dimensions
H x W: 16.5 x 11.5 cm (6 1/2 x 4 1/2 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1934.24.1-17
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Manuscript

Keywords
Abbasid period (750 - 1258), finispiece, frontispiece, illumination, Iran, Islam, Qur'an, sura 11, sura 12, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To 1934
Hagop Kevorkian (1872-1962), New York. [1]

From 1934
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

Manuscript; A section (Juz') from the Qur'an; verses of Sura Hud (Prophet Hud) and Sura Yusuf (Prophet Joseph), sura 11, 12, verse 89 of sura 11 to verse 52 of sura 12 with few folios missing in between the verses; Arabic in black kufic script; vocalized in red, blue and green; 17 folios with illuminated double frontispiece (fols. 1 verso, 2 recto, and 2 verso, 3 recto), two double page finispieces (15 verso, 16 recto, and 16 verso, 17 recto), and roundels; standard page: one column, 4 lines of text.
Folios 1934.25-28 are parts of the manuscript which have been accessioned separately.
Binding: The manuscript is bound in modern cardboard.

See "Notes" to correlate page numbers to accession numbers and components.

Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
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