Detached folio from a Qur’an, sura 7:173-189

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur’an; right-hand half verso: Sura al-A’raf (the Heights) 7: 176,177, verso begins with “al-ard”; left-hand half recto: sura 7: 187, recto begins with “ayyana”; right-hand half recto: sura 7:173-175 and part of 176, recto begins with “bima”; left-hand half verso: 188 and part of 189, verso begins with “amliku”; Arabic in black thuluth combined with muhaqqaq script with rosette verse markers; vocalized in black with red and blue letters for recitation; inscription on the top of the page; one column; 5 lines of text.

Historical period(s)
Mamluk period, 14th century
Medium
Ink, color and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W (open): 25.5 x 37.8 cm (10 1/16 x 14 7/8 in)
Geography
probably Egypt
Credit Line
Bequest of Adrienne Minassian
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1998.226
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Calligraphy
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
Egypt, Islam, Mamluk period (1250 - 1517), Qur'an, sura 7, thuluth script, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Description

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur'an; right-hand half verso: Sura al-A'raf (the Heights) 7: 176,177, verso begins with "al-ard"; left-hand half recto: sura 7: 187, recto begins with "ayyana"; right-hand half recto: sura 7:173-175 and part of 176, recto begins with "bima"; left-hand half verso: 188 and part of 189, verso begins with "amliku"; Arabic in black thuluth combined with muhaqqaq script with rosette verse markers; vocalized in black with red and blue letters for recitation; inscription on the top of the page; one column; 5 lines of text.

Inscription(s)

Top page: waqf (inalienable donation) written in gold.

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