Folio from a Qur’an, sura 1:5-7; sura 2:1-8

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur’an; left-hand half of a double-page frontispiece; separate from the facing folio S1986.84.1; recto: Sura al-Fatiha (the Opener)1: part of 5-7, recto begins with “nasta’in”; verso: Sarlawh, Sura al-Baqara (the Cow) 2:1-7 and part of 8; verso begins with “al-Baqara”; Arabic in white, gold and black thuluth and muhaqqaq script; vocalized in white, gold and black with red letters for recitation and reading; one column; 9 lines of text; one of a group of two folios.
Border: The text is set in an illuminated border.

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Historical period(s)
circa 1550-1570
Medium
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 32.3 x 18.3 cm (12 11/16 x 7 3/16 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1986.84.2
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
Henri Vever collection, illumination, Iran, Islam, muhaqqaq script, Qur'an, sura 1, sura 2, thuluth script, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Description

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur'an; left-hand half of a double-page frontispiece; separate from the facing folio S1986.84.1; recto: Sura al-Fatiha (the Opener)1: part of 5-7, recto begins with "nasta'in"; verso: Sarlawh, Sura al-Baqara (the Cow) 2:1-7 and part of 8; verso begins with "al-Baqara"; Arabic in white, gold and black thuluth and muhaqqaq script; vocalized in white, gold and black with red letters for recitation and reading; one column; 9 lines of text; one of a group of two folios.
Border: The 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. 10, p. 20.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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