Folio from a Qur’an (border)

Detached folio; border from a Qur’an; recto: inscription in red; verso: border; one of a group of twenty folios.
Border: The text is set in gold, purple and blue rulings on a cream-colored paper with three marginal medallions.

Historical period(s)
Ottoman period, 2nd half of 16th century
Medium
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W (overall): 35.9 x 25 cm (14 1/8 x 9 13/16 in)
Geography
Turkey
Credit Line
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1986.364
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript border

Keywords
Henri Vever collection, illumination, Ottoman period (1307 - 1922), Qur'an, Turkey, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Description

Detached folio; border from a Qur'an; recto: inscription in red; verso: border; one of a group of twenty folios.
Border: The text is set in gold, purple and blue rulings on a cream-colored paper with three marginal medallions.

Inscription(s)

Recto: bottom left: waqf (endowment) in red ink

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