Illuminated folio from a bound volume of a juz’ of the Qur’an

Bound folio; one of a pair of illuminated pages from a bound volume of a juz’ of the Qur’an; folio is paired with the facing folio F1934.25; one of a group of 4 bound folios (F1934.25-28) from the manuscript (F 1934.24a-l).

Historical period(s)
Abbasid period, 10th century
Medium
Gold on parchment
Dimensions
H x W: 16.9 x 11.4 cm (6 5/8 x 4 1/2 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1934.26
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Manuscript folio

Keywords
Abbasid period (750 - 1258), illumination, Iran, Islam, Qur'an, 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] 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

Bound folio; one of a pair of illuminated pages from a bound volume of a juz' of the Qur'an; folio is paired with the facing folio F1934.25; one of a group of 4 bound folios (F1934.25-28) from the manuscript (F 1934.24a-l).

Published References
  • Dr. Esin Atil. Exhibition of 2500 Years of Persian Art. Exh. cat. Washington, 1971. cat. 1.
  • Richard Ettinghausen. The Arts of Iran at the Time of Avicenna: Société iranienne pour la conservation des monuments nationaux. vol. 4, Tehran. pp. 132-138, fig. 21.
  • Amy Briggs. Timurid Carpets: II. Arabesque and Flower Carpets. vols. 11-12 Ann Arbor, 1946. p. 149, fig. 3.
  • Richard Ettinghausen. Islamic Art and Archaeology: Collected Papers. Berlin. pp. 892-913.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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