Folio from an unidentified manuscript

Detached folio from an unidentified manuscript; illuminated frontispiece; Arabic in white thuluth script; marginal medallion; vocalized in white.
Border: The frontispiece is set in blue rulings on cream-colored paper.

Historical period(s)
Mamluk period, 14th century
Medium
Ink and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 27.6 x 21.4 cm (10 7/8 x 8 7/16 in)
Geography
Egypt
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1940.19
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Manuscript folio

Keywords
Egypt, frontispiece, illumination, Mamluk period (1250 - 1517), thuluth script, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To 1940
Heeramaneck Galleries, New York to 1940

From 1940
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Heeramaneck Galleries, New York in 1940 [1]

Notes:

[1] Undated folder sheet note. For additional information, see Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office.

Previous Owner(s)

Heeramaneck Galleries

Description

Detached folio from an unidentified manuscript; illuminated frontispiece; Arabic in white thuluth script; marginal medallion; vocalized in white.
Border: The frontispiece is set in blue rulings on cream-colored paper.

Published References
  • Richard Ettinghausen, Ernst Kuhnel. A Survey of Persian Art from Prehistoric Times to the Present. 6 vols., London and New York, 1938 - 1939. vol. 3: p. 2698ff.
  • Bernhard Moritz. Arabic Paleography: A Collection of Arabic Texts from the First Century of the Hidjra till the year 1000. Publications (Dar al-Kutub al-Misriyah), no. 16 Cairo. pls. 55, 59.
  • Richard Ettinghausen. Yemenite Bible Manuscripts of the XVth Century. Jerusalem. pl. 21.
  • Dr. Esin Atil. Exhibition of 2500 Years of Persian Art. Exh. cat. Washington, 1971. cat. 4, p. 1.
  • Richard Ettinghausen. Islamic Art and Archaeology: Collected Papers. Berlin. pp. 862-884.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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