Folio from a Qur’an, sura 40:18-32

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur’an; recto: Sura Ghafir (the Forgiver) 40: parts of 18-26, recto begins with “min hamimin”; verso: sura 40: parts of 26-32, verso begins with “yubaddil”; Arabic in black muhaqqaq script with round illuminated verse markers; vocalized in black; top of the page inscription: waqf (inalienable donation); marginal inscription in gold thuluth: rob’, hizb (Qur’anic segment); one column; eleven lines of text.

Historical period(s)
Mamluk period, 14th-15th century
Medium
Black ink, color and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W (overall): 41 x 30.6 cm (16 1/8 x 12 1/16 in)
Geography
Egypt
Credit Line
The Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1997.99
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
Egypt, Islam, Mamluk period (1250 - 1517), muhaqqaq script, Qur'an, Ralph and Catherine Benkaim collection, sura 40, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Description

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur'an; recto: Sura Ghafir (the Forgiver) 40: parts of 18-26, recto begins with "min hamimin"; verso: sura 40: parts of 26-32, verso begins with "yubaddil"; Arabic in black muhaqqaq script with round illuminated verse markers; vocalized in black; top of the page inscription: waqf (inalienable donation); marginal inscription in gold thuluth: rob', hizb (Qur'anic segment); one column; eleven 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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