A section juz’ of a Qur’an, sura 67-sura 77

Manuscript; A section (juz’) of the Qur’an; Arabic in black naskhi and muhaqqaq scripts with blue, green, and gold chapter headings in thuluth script; marginal inscriptions indicating the end of a fifth or tenth verse “khams” or “ashr”; vocalized in black with red letters for recitation and reading; 30 folios with Qur’an verses from sura 67- sura77; standard page: one column; 7 lines.
Binding: The manuscript is bound in leather over paper pasteboards with blind tooling. The envelop flap has a scalloped medallion at the tip of the flap. The doublures are of cream-colored paper.

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Historical period(s)
16th-17th century?
Medium
Ink, color and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 30.9 x 27 cm (12 3/16 x 10 5/8 in)
Geography
Turkey
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1937.40
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Manuscript

Keywords
Islam, muhaqqaq script, naskh script, Qur'an, sura 67, sura 68, sura 69, sura 70, sura 71, sura 72, sura 73, sura 74, sura 75, sura 76, sura 77, thuluth script, Turkey, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To 1937
Elizabeth T. Riefstahl, New York. [1]

From 1937
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Elizabeth T. Riefstahl, New York. [2]

Notes:

[1] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Elizabeth T. Riefstahl

Description

Manuscript; A section (juz') of the Qur'an; Arabic in black naskhi and muhaqqaq scripts with blue, green, and gold chapter headings in thuluth script; marginal inscriptions indicating the end of a fifth or tenth verse "khams" or "ashr"; vocalized in black with red letters for recitation and reading; 30 folios with Qur'an verses from sura 67- sura77; standard page: one column; 7 lines.
Binding: The manuscript is bound in leather over paper pasteboards with blind tooling. The envelop flap has a scalloped medallion at the tip of the flap. The doublures are of cream-colored paper.

Published References
  • Dr. Esin Atil. Ottoman Art at the Freer Gallery of Art. no. 4 Istanbul, 1970-1971. p. 186.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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