Detached folio from a Qur’an, sura 38:70-78; sura 39:5-7

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur’an; right-hand half verso: Sura Sad (Sad) 38: part of 74, 75-78, verso begins with “min al-kafirin”; left-hand half recto: Sura al-Zumar (The Troops) 39: verse 5 and part of verse 6, recto begins with “khalaqa”; right-hand recto: sura 38:70-74, recto begins with “ilayya”; left-hand half verso: sura 39: verse 6 and part of 7, verso begins with “zawjaha”; Arabic in black muhaqqaq script with gold rosette verse markers; vocalized in black; one column; 5 lines of text.

Historical period(s)
Mamluk period, 14th century
Medium
Ink, color and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 31 x 43.3 cm (12 3/16 x 17 1/16 in)
Geography
Egypt
Credit Line
Bequest of Adrienne Minassian
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1998.231
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Calligraphy
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
Egypt, Islam, Mamluk period (1250 - 1517), muhaqqaq script, Qur'an, sura 38, sura 39, 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 Sad (Sad) 38: part of 74, 75-78, verso begins with "min al-kafirin"; left-hand half recto: Sura al-Zumar (The Troops) 39: verse 5 and part of verse 6, recto begins with "khalaqa"; right-hand recto: sura 38:70-74, recto begins with "ilayya"; left-hand half verso: sura 39: verse 6 and part of 7, verso begins with "zawjaha"; Arabic in black muhaqqaq script with gold rosette verse markers; vocalized in black; one column; 5 lines of text.

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