Detached folio from a Qur’an, Sura 12:31-34, 57-62

Detached double-folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur’an; right-hand half recto: Sura Yusuf (Joseph) 12: part of verse 57, and verses 58-60, recto begins with “wa kanu”; right-hand half verso: sura 12:60-62, verso begins with “lam ta’twni”; left-hand half recto: part of verse 31, and verse 32, recto begins with “ra’ayinau”; left-hand half verso: 32-34, verso begins with ” mina al-saghiriyna”; Arabic in black naskh script with gold rosette verse markers and inscribed marginal roundel; vocalized in black, tashdid and hamza in red; one column; 7 lines of text.

Historical period(s)
Mamluk period, 14th century
Medium
Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W (overall): 17.7 x 22.2 cm (6 15/16 x 8 3/4 in)
Geography
Egypt
Credit Line
Bequest of Adrienne Minassian
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1998.233
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Calligraphy
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
Egypt, Islam, Mamluk period (1250 - 1517), naskh script, Qur'an, sura 12, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Description

Detached double-folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur'an; right-hand half recto: Sura Yusuf (Joseph) 12: part of verse 57, and verses 58-60, recto begins with "wa kanu"; right-hand half verso: sura 12:60-62, verso begins with "lam ta'twni"; left-hand half recto: part of verse 31, and verse 32, recto begins with "ra'ayinau"; left-hand half verso: 32-34, verso begins with " mina al-saghiriyna"; Arabic in black naskh script with gold rosette verse markers and inscribed marginal roundel; vocalized in black, tashdid and hamza in red; one column; 7 lines of text.

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