Folio from a Qur’an, Sura 18:57-71

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur’an; recto: Sura al-Kahf (the Cave) 18: 57-63, recto begins with “ilay al-huday”; verso: sura 18:63-71, verso begins with “wattakhadha”; Arabic in black, gold, and red bihari combined with naskhi script, gold verse markers outlined in black and interlinear Persian translation in red nasta’liq; vocalized in black; one column; 13 lines of text.

Historical period(s)
late 15th century
Medium
Ink and opaque watercolor on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 36.9 x 28 cm (14 1/2 x 11 in)
Geography
India
Credit Line
Bequest of Adrienne Minassian
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1998.229
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Calligraphy
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
India, Islam, Qur'an, sura 18, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Description

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur'an; recto: Sura al-Kahf (the Cave) 18: 57-63, recto begins with "ilay al-huday"; verso: sura 18:63-71, verso begins with "wattakhadha"; Arabic in black, gold, and red bihari combined with naskhi script, gold verse markers outlined in black and interlinear Persian translation in red nasta'liq; vocalized in black; one column; 13 lines of text.

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