Folio from a Qur’an, sura 12:40-43

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur’an; recto: Sura Yusuf (Joseph) 12: parts of verses 40-41, recto begins with “Allahu bihamin”; verso: sura 12: parts of verses 41, 42, and 43, verso begins with “min rra ‘sihi”; Arabic in brown maghribi script; vocalized in blue, yellow, green, and red with roundel verse marker; one column; seven lines of text.

Historical period(s)
12th-13th century
Medium
Brown ink and color on parchment
Dimensions
H x W (overall): 19 x 18.1 cm (7 1/2 x 7 1/8 in)
Geography
North Africa
Credit Line
The Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1997.103
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
Islam, maghribi script, North Africa, Qur'an, Ralph and Catherine Benkaim collection, sura 12, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To 1986
Robert Black, Claremont, CA, to 1986 [1]

To 1997
Ralph and Catherine Benkaim, Beverly Hills, CA, to 1997 [2]

From 1997
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, given by Ralph and Catherine Benkaim in 1997

Notes:

[1] According to Provenance Remark 1 in the object record: "Robert Black, Claremont, California, sold December 1986."

[2] According to Provenance Remark 1 in the object record.

Previous Owner(s)

Ralph and Catherine Benkaim
Robert Black

Description

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur'an; recto: Sura Yusuf (Joseph) 12: parts of verses 40-41, recto begins with "Allahu bihamin"; verso: sura 12: parts of verses 41, 42, and 43, verso begins with "min rra 'sihi"; Arabic in brown maghribi script; vocalized in blue, yellow, green, and red with roundel verse marker; one column; seven 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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