Folio from a Qur’an

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur’an; rectangular illuminated panel decorated on both sides with a medallion extending into the margin and designs in gold and blue; frontispiece or tailpiece of a copy of the Qur’an.

Historical period(s)
Abbasid period, 9th century
Medium
Ink, gold, and color on parchment
Dimensions
H x W (overall): 12.3 x 19 cm (4 13/16 x 7 1/2 in)
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1937.11
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Manuscript folio

Keywords
Abbasid period (750 - 1258), Islam, Qur'an, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Description

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur'an; rectangular illuminated panel decorated on both sides with a medallion extending into the margin and designs in gold and blue; frontispiece or tailpiece of a copy of the Qur'an.

Published References
  • Freer Gallery of Art. Gallery Book I: Exhibition of December 6, 1937. Washington. .
  • Dr. Esin Atil. Art of the Arab World. Exh. cat. Washington, 1975. cat. 4, pp. 20-21.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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