Folio from a Qur’an; Sura 35:18-31

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur’an; recto: Sura al-Fatir (the Originator of Creation) 35: part of 18-25, recto begins with “waziratun wizra’u”; verso: 25-30 and part of 31, verso begins with “bi’l-kitabi”; Arabic in black kufic script; illuminated verse markers; vocalized in red; one column; 16 lines of text; one of a group of 2 folios.

Historical period(s)
Abbasid period, 8th-9th century
Medium
Ink, color, and gold on parchment
Dimensions
H x W (overall): 19.5 x 25.7 cm (7 11/16 x 10 1/8 in)
Geography
North Africa or Near East
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1945.19
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Manuscript folio

Keywords
Abbasid period (750 - 1258), Islam, kufic script, Near East, North Africa, Qur'an, sura 35, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To 1945
Mrs. Kirkor Minassian, New York. [1]

From 1945
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Mrs. Kirkor Minassian, New York. [2]

Notes:

[1] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Mrs. Kirkor Minassian

Description

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur'an; recto: Sura al-Fatir (the Originator of Creation) 35: part of 18-25, recto begins with "waziratun wizra'u"; verso: 25-30 and part of 31, verso begins with "bi'l-kitabi"; Arabic in black kufic script; illuminated verse markers; vocalized in red; one column; 16 lines of text; one of a group of 2 folios.

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