Folios from a section (juz) of a Qur’an, sura 28:78-88; sura 29:4

Detached bifolio from a dispersed copy of the Qur’an; right-hand half recto: Sura al-Qasas (the Stories) 28: part of 88, and the illuminated heading of Sura al-Ankabut (the Spider) 29; verso: sura 29:4; left-hand half recto: Sura al-Qasas, sura 28: part of verse 78-79; verso: sura 28: 79, 80, and part of verse 81; Arabic in black Muhaqqaq script with an illuminated panel, illuminated verse markers and inscribed marginal medallions; vocalized in black with red letters for reading; one column; 5 lines of text.

Historical period(s)
Mamluk period, late 14th century
Medium
Ink, color and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W (overall): 37.8 x 53.2 cm (14 7/8 x 20 15/16 in)
Geography
Egypt
Credit Line
Transfer from the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Accession Number
S1995.115
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
Egypt, Islam, Mamluk period (1250 - 1517), Qur'an, sura 28, sura 29, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

Description

Detached bifolio from a dispersed copy of the Qur'an; right-hand half recto: Sura al-Qasas (the Stories) 28: part of 88, and the illuminated heading of Sura al-Ankabut (the Spider) 29; verso: sura 29:4; left-hand half recto: Sura al-Qasas, sura 28: part of verse 78-79; verso: sura 28: 79, 80, and part of verse 81; Arabic in black Muhaqqaq script with an illuminated panel, illuminated verse markers and inscribed marginal medallions; vocalized in black with red letters for reading; one column; 5 lines of text.

Published References
  • Christine Mullen Kreamer. Inscribing Meaning: Writing and Graphic Systems in African Art. Exh. cat. Washington and Milan. p. 17.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum