Detached folio from a Qur’an, sura 25:14-29; sura 26:81-114

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur’an; right-hand half recto: Sura al-Shu’ara (the Poets) 26:81-98, recto begins with “wa alladhi”; verso: sura 26: part of 98, 99-114, verso begins with “al-‘alamayn”; left-hand half recto: Sura al-Furqan (the Criterion) 25: part of verse 14, recto begins with “wa[a]hidan” and verses 15-20; verso: sura 25:20-28 and part of 29, verso begins with “‘atasbiruna”; Arabic in black “eastern kufic (New Style)” script with round gilded verse markers and inscribed illuminated marginal roundels; vocalized in red, tashdid, sukun and hamza in blue; one column; 16 lines of text.

Historical period(s)
11th-12th century
Medium
Ink, color and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 19.3 x 32 cm (7 5/8 x 12 5/8 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Bequest of Adrienne Minassian
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1998.10
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
eastern kufic script, Iran, Islam, Qur'an, sura 25, sura 26, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Description

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur'an; right-hand half recto: Sura al-Shu'ara (the Poets) 26:81-98, recto begins with "wa alladhi"; verso: sura 26: part of 98, 99-114, verso begins with "al-'alamayn"; left-hand half recto: Sura al-Furqan (the Criterion) 25: part of verse 14, recto begins with "wa[a]hidan" and verses 15-20; verso: sura 25:20-28 and part of 29, verso begins with "'atasbiruna"; Arabic in black "eastern kufic (New Style)" script with round gilded verse markers and inscribed illuminated marginal roundels; vocalized in red, tashdid, sukun and hamza in blue; one column; 16 lines of text.

Published References
  • Massumeh Farhad. Arts of the Islamic World at the Sackler. vol. 43, no.3 Washington. p. 44, fig. 5.
  • 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. p. 139, fig. 2.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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