Qur’an

Manuscript; Qur’an; Arabic in black naskh script, headings in white kufic script, illuminated chapter headings in muhaqqaq script; vocalized in black and red; 226 folios with one illuminated frontispiece (fol. 1 verso-2 recto), 2 illuminated double-page composition (fols. 2 verso, 3 recto- fols. 221 verso, 222 recto), a double-page finispiece (fols. 222 verso, 223 recto), a colophon (fol. 223 verso), gold rosette verse markers, marginal medallions, marginal roundels; standard page: one column, 13 lines of text.
Binding: The manuscript with an envelope flap is bound in red leather over paper pasteboards with blind tooling.

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Maker(s)
Calligrapher: Muhammad b. Ahmad b. Kamal ibn Yahya al-Ansari al-Mutatabbib, the physician of Cairo
Historical period(s)
Mamluk period, December 1344-45 (Sha'ban 744 A.H.)
Medium
Ink, color, and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W x D (closed): 28.4 x 21.6 x 6.7 cm (11 3/16 x 8 1/2 x 2 5/8 in)
Geography
Egypt, Cairo
Credit Line
Gift of Susanne K. Bennet
Accession Number
F1999.9
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Manuscript

Keywords
Egypt, Islam, kufic script, Mamluk period (1250 - 1517), muhaqqaq script, naskh script, Qur'an, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

Mr. Cledgeman [1]

To 1999
Mrs. Susanne K. Bennet, Washington, DC, to 1999

From 1999
Freer Gallery of Art, given by Mrs. Susanne K. Bennet in 1999

Notes:

[1] This object was formerly owned by Mr. Cledgeman, the donor's father (according to Curatorial Note 2, Massumeh Farhad, October 3, 1999, in the object record).

Previous Owner(s)

Mrs. Susanne K. Bennet born 1938

Description

Manuscript; Qur'an; Arabic in black naskh script, headings in white kufic script, illuminated chapter headings in muhaqqaq script; vocalized in black and red; 226 folios with one illuminated frontispiece (fol. 1 verso-2 recto), 2 illuminated double-page composition (fols. 2 verso, 3 recto- fols. 221 verso, 222 recto), a double-page finispiece (fols. 222 verso, 223 recto), a colophon (fol. 223 verso), gold rosette verse markers, marginal medallions, marginal roundels; standard page: one column, 13 lines of text.
Binding: The manuscript with an envelope flap is bound in red leather over paper pasteboards with blind tooling.

Inscription(s)

Colophon: folio 223 verso

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

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