Detached folio from a Qur’an, sura 25:59-77; sura 26:1-48

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur’an; right-hand half recto: Sura al-Furqan ( the Criterion) 25: part of verse 59 and verses 60-70; right-hand half verso: sura 25:71-77, illuminated heading of Sura al-Shu’ara (the Poets) 26:1-7; left-hand half recto: sura 26: 7-27; left-hand half verso: sura 26:27-48; Arabic in black naskh script with an illuminated heading in thuluth script, gold verse markers and marginal roundels containing the word “ashr” (ten) indicating the end of a tenth verse and the word “khams” (five) indicating the end of the fifth verse; vocalized in black with red letters for recitation; one column; 14 lines of text.
Border: The text is set in gold and blue rulings on a paper with floral motifs and marginal roundels.

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Historical period(s)
Circa 1550
Medium
Ink, color and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W x D (overall): 27.8 x 38.1 x 2 cm (10 15/16 x 15 x 13/16 in)
Geography
Turkey
Credit Line
Anonymous gift in honor of Lora and Ralph Redford
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1998.20
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
illumination, Islam, naskh script, Qur'an, sura 25, sura 26, thuluth script, Turkey, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To 1998
Private collector, acquired in Syria, to 1998 [1]

From 1998
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, given by a private collector in 1998

Notes:

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

Previous Owner(s)

Dr. Scott Redford

Description

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur'an; right-hand half recto: Sura al-Furqan ( the Criterion) 25: part of verse 59 and verses 60-70; right-hand half verso: sura 25:71-77, illuminated heading of Sura al-Shu'ara (the Poets) 26:1-7; left-hand half recto: sura 26: 7-27; left-hand half verso: sura 26:27-48; Arabic in black naskh script with an illuminated heading in thuluth script, gold verse markers and marginal roundels containing the word "ashr" (ten) indicating the end of a tenth verse and the word "khams" (five) indicating the end of the fifth verse; vocalized in black with red letters for recitation; one column; 14 lines of text.
Border: The text is set in gold and blue rulings on a paper with floral motifs and marginal roundels.

Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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