Folio from a Qur’an, sura 45:34-37; sura 46:1-12

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur’an; recto: sura al-Jathiya (the Crouching) 45: part of 34-37, recto begins with “al-yawm” sura al-Ahqaf (the Sandhills) 46:1-4; verso: sura 46:5-11 and part of 12, verso begins with “wa min adallu”; Arabic in black naskh script with three lines of bold black muhaqqaq and gold thuluth; marginal notes in naskh and thuluth script; gold rosette verse markers; vocalized in black with red letters for recitation and reading; one column; thirteen lines of text.
Border: The text is set in gold and blue rulings on cream-colored paper.

Historical period(s)
Delhi Sultanate period, 15th century
Medium
Ink, color and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W (overall): 26.2 x 20.7 cm (10 5/16 x 8 1/8 in)
Geography
India
Credit Line
The Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1997.100
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Calligraphy, Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
Delhi Sultanate (1206 - 1526), India, Islam, muhaqqaq script, naskh script, Ralph and Catherine Benkaim collection, sura 45, sura 46, thuluth script, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Description

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur'an; recto: sura al-Jathiya (the Crouching) 45: part of 34-37, recto begins with "al-yawm" sura al-Ahqaf (the Sandhills) 46:1-4; verso: sura 46:5-11 and part of 12, verso begins with "wa min adallu"; Arabic in black naskh script with three lines of bold black muhaqqaq and gold thuluth; marginal notes in naskh and thuluth script; gold rosette verse markers; vocalized in black with red letters for recitation and reading; one column; thirteen lines of text.
Border: The text is set in gold and blue rulings on cream-colored paper.

Published References
  • Thomas Lawton, Thomas W. Lentz. Beyond the Legacy: Anniversary Acquisitions for the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. vol. 1 Washington, 1998. pp. 144-147.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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