Folio from a Qur’an, sura 83:1-36; sura 84:1-15

Detached folio from a Qur’an; recto: Sura al-Mutaffifin (the Defrauding), sura 83: 1-28 and part of 29, recto begins with “Bismillah”, one column, 15 lines of text; verso: sura 83:29-36, Sura al-Inshiqaq (the Sundering), sura 84:1-14 and part of 15, verso begins with “ajramua”, one column, 14 lines of text; Arabic in black, blue, white and gold naskh and muhaqqaq scripts, sura headings in white thuluth script, vocalized in black with red letters for reading and recitation, marginal medallion and inscription; one of a group of twenty folios.
Border: Text is set in gold, red, blue and purple rulings on cream-colored paper with marginal medallions.

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Historical period(s)
Ottoman period, 2nd half of 16th century
Medium
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 35.5 x 25.1 cm (14 x 9 7/8 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
S1986.368
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
Henri Vever collection, illumination, muhaqqaq script, naskh script, Ottoman period (1307 - 1922), Qur'an, sura 83, sura 84, thuluth script, Turkey, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Description

Detached folio from a Qur'an; recto: Sura al-Mutaffifin (the Defrauding), sura 83: 1-28 and part of 29, recto begins with "Bismillah", one column, 15 lines of text; verso: sura 83:29-36, Sura al-Inshiqaq (the Sundering), sura 84:1-14 and part of 15, verso begins with "ajramua", one column, 14 lines of text; Arabic in black, blue, white and gold naskh and muhaqqaq scripts, sura headings in white thuluth script, vocalized in black with red letters for reading and recitation, marginal medallion and inscription; one of a group of twenty folios.
Border: Text is set in gold, red, blue and purple rulings on cream-colored paper with marginal medallions.

Inscription(s)

Recto: bottom left: waqf (endowment)

Published References
  • Edwin Binney 3rd. Turkish Treasures from the Collection of Edwin Binney, 3rd: 1981 Supplement to the 1979 Catalogue. San Diego. cat. 61a, p. 2.
  • Glenn D. Lowry, Milo Cleveland Beach, Elisabeth West FitzHugh, Susan Nemanzee, Janet Snyder. An Annotated and Illustrated Checklist of the Vever Collection. Washington and Seattle. cat. 25, p. 23.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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