Folio from a Qur’an, sura 7:13-24

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur’an; recto: Sura al- Araf (the Heights) 7: part of 13, 14-19, and part of 20; verso: sura 7:20-23 and part of 24; Arabic in gold naskhi script outlined in black; inscribed illuminated rosette verse markers; marginal medallions containing the word “ashrun” (twenty) indicating end of a twentieth verse; vocalized in red, diacritics in red, letters for recitation and reading in blue, sukun in blue; one column; 9 lines of text.

Historical period(s)
Mamluk period, 14th century
Medium
Ink, color and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 34 x 21.7 cm (13 3/8 x 8 9/16 in)
Geography
Egypt
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1937.31
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Manuscript folio

Keywords
Egypt, illumination, Islam, Mamluk period (1250 - 1517), naskh script, Qur'an, sura 7, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To 1937
Kirkor Minassian (1874-1944), New York. [1]

From 1937
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Kirkor Minassian, New York. [2]

Notes:

[1] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Kirkor Minassian 1874-1944

Description

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur'an; recto: Sura al- Araf (the Heights) 7: part of 13, 14-19, and part of 20; verso: sura 7:20-23 and part of 24; Arabic in gold naskhi script outlined in black; inscribed illuminated rosette verse markers; marginal medallions containing the word "ashrun" (twenty) indicating end of a twentieth verse; vocalized in red, diacritics in red, letters for recitation and reading in blue, sukun in blue; one column; 9 lines of text.

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