Folio from a Qur’an: Sura 56, Verses 78-80

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur’an; recto: left-hand half of a double-page frontispiece now separate from its facing folio (F1932.1), Arabic in white kufic script, one column, three lines of text; verso: Sura al-Fatihah (the Opener) 1: 1-7, Arabic in black naskhi script, headings in white kufic, one column, 5 lines of text; illuminated rosette verse markers; floral motifs; vocalized in black; one of a group of 3 folios.
Border: The recto and verso are set in illuminated borders of gold and lapis.

Historical period(s)
Mamluk period, late 14th century
Medium
Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 33.2 x 24.5 cm (13 1/16 x 9 5/8 in)
Geography
Egypt
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1948.9
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Manuscript folio

Keywords
Egypt, illumination, Islam, kufic script, Mamluk period (1250 - 1517), Qur'an, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Description

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur'an; recto: left-hand half of a double-page frontispiece now separate from its facing folio (F1932.1), Arabic in white kufic script, one column, three lines of text; verso: Sura al-Fatihah (the Opener) 1: 1-7, Arabic in black naskhi script, headings in white kufic, one column, 5 lines of text; illuminated rosette verse markers; floral motifs; vocalized in black; one of a group of 3 folios.
Border: The recto and verso are set in illuminated borders of gold and lapis.

Label

For the left half of this folio, see F1932.1

Published References
  • Dr. Esin Atil. Art of the Arab World. Exh. cat. Washington, 1975. cat. 43, pp. 100-101.
  • Fu Shen, Glenn D. Lowry, Ann Yonemura, Thomas Lawton. From Concept to Context: Approaches to Asian and Islamic Calligraphy. Exh. cat. Washington. cat. 44, pp. 104, 107, 126-127.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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