Frontispiece from a Qur’an, recto: left-hand half of a double-page frontispiece, sura 1:5-7; verso: sura 2:1-9 and part of 10

Detached bifolio from a Qur’an; recto: left-hand half of a double-page frontispiece, detached from the facing folio (S1986.77.1), Sura al-Fatiha (the Opener), sura 1:5-7, recto begins with “iyaka”; verso: Sura al-Baqara (the Cow), sura 2:1-9 and part of 10, verso begins with “bismillah”; Arabic in white muhaqqaq script; vocalized in white; one of a group of twenty folios.
Border: Text is set in an illuminated border.

Historical period(s)
Ottoman period, Second half 16th century
Medium
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 35.1 x 21.8 cm (13 13/16 x 8 9/16 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
S1986.77.2
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
Henri Vever collection, illumination, muhaqqaq script, Ottoman period (1307 - 1922), Qur'an, sura 1, sura 2, Turkey, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Description

Detached bifolio from a Qur'an; recto: left-hand half of a double-page frontispiece, detached from the facing folio (S1986.77.1), Sura al-Fatiha (the Opener), sura 1:5-7, recto begins with "iyaka"; verso: Sura al-Baqara (the Cow), sura 2:1-9 and part of 10, verso begins with "bismillah"; Arabic in white muhaqqaq script; vocalized in white; one of a group of twenty folios.
Border: Text is set in an illuminated border.

Published References
  • 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. 14, p. 22.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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