Folio from a Qur’an, sura 17:34-44

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur’an; recto: Sura al-Isra (the Night journey) 17: parts of verses 34, 35-38, and 39, recto begins with “ahsanu”; verso: 17: parts of verses 39-43 and 44, verso begins with “mimma”; Arabic in black and blue bihari script, and gold thuluth script with round illuminated verse markers and an illuminated pear-shaped marginal medallion; vocalized in black; late addition interlinear Persian translation in red nasta’liq; one column; thirteen lines of text.

Historical period(s)
Delhi Sultanate period, late 14th-15th century
Medium
Black ink, color and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W (overall): 36.8 x 27.9 cm (14 1/2 x 11 in)
Geography
India
Credit Line
The Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1997.101
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
bihari script, Delhi Sultanate (1206 - 1526), India, Islam, nasta'liq script, Qur'an, Ralph and Catherine Benkaim collection, sura 17, 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-Isra (the Night journey) 17: parts of verses 34, 35-38, and 39, recto begins with "ahsanu"; verso: 17: parts of verses 39-43 and 44, verso begins with "mimma"; Arabic in black and blue bihari script, and gold thuluth script with round illuminated verse markers and an illuminated pear-shaped marginal medallion; vocalized in black; late addition interlinear Persian translation in red nasta'liq; one column; thirteen lines of text.

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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