A section (juz’) of a Qur’an

Manuscript; a section (juz’) of Qur’an; Sura al- Mu’minun ( the Believers) 23:1-118, Sura al-Nur (the Light) 24:1-64, Sura al-Furgan (the Criterion) 25:1-20; Arabic in black muhaqqaq script with additions of red, headings in white thuluth script; vocalized in black; 48 folios, illuminated head-pieces, rosette verse markers, inscribed marginal medallions; standard page: one column, 5 lines of text.
Binding: The original binding has been removed and replaced with cloth-cover and doublures of cream-colored paper.

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Historical period(s)
Mamluk period, 15th century
Medium
Ink, color and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 37 x 26.3 cm (14 9/16 x 10 3/8 in)
Geography
Egypt
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1938.19
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Manuscript

Keywords
Egypt, illumination, Islam, Mamluk period (1250 - 1517), muhaqqaq script, Qur'an, sura 23, sura 24, sura 25, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To 1938
Kirkor Minassian (1874-1944), New York. [1]

From 1938
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

Manuscript; a section (juz') of Qur'an; Sura al- Mu'minun ( the Believers) 23:1-118, Sura al-Nur (the Light) 24:1-64, Sura al-Furgan (the Criterion) 25:1-20; Arabic in black muhaqqaq script with additions of red, headings in white thuluth script; vocalized in black; 48 folios, illuminated head-pieces, rosette verse markers, inscribed marginal medallions; standard page: one column, 5 lines of text.
Binding: The original binding has been removed and replaced with cloth-cover and doublures of cream-colored paper.

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