Folio from a Qur’an, sura 5:100-111

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur’an; recto: Sura al- Ma’ida (the Table spread) 5:100 -106, recto begins with “qul la yastawi”; verso: sura 5:106-110, and part of 111, verso begins with “la nashtari”; Arabic in gold muhaqqaq script outlined in black; marginal medallion containing the word “khams” (five) indicating the end of a fifth verse; marginal medallion containing the number “mi’a ‘ashra” (one hundred-ten) indicating the number of the verse; inscribed illuminated roundel verse markers; vocalized in blue, letters for recitation and reading in red; one column; 11 lines of text; one of a group of 2 folios.
Border: The text is set in gold, black and blue rulings on cream-colored paper.

Historical period(s)
Il-Khanid dynasty, Mongol period, 14th century
Medium
Ink, color and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 43.5 x 34.5 cm (17 1/8 x 13 9/16 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1942.3
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Manuscript folio

Keywords
Il-Khanid dynasty (1256 - 1353), Iran, Islam, muhaqqaq script, Qur'an, sura 5, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Description

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur'an; recto: Sura al- Ma'ida (the Table spread) 5:100 -106, recto begins with "qul la yastawi"; verso: sura 5:106-110, and part of 111, verso begins with "la nashtari"; Arabic in gold muhaqqaq script outlined in black; marginal medallion containing the word "khams" (five) indicating the end of a fifth verse; marginal medallion containing the number "mi'a 'ashra" (one hundred-ten) indicating the number of the verse; inscribed illuminated roundel verse markers; vocalized in blue, letters for recitation and reading in red; one column; 11 lines of text; one of a group of 2 folios.
Border: The text is set in gold, black and blue rulings on cream-colored paper.

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