Folio from a Qur’an, sura 35:1-10

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur’an; recto: Sura Fatir (the Originator) 35:1-5; verso: sura 35: 6-9 and part of 10; Arabic in black kufic script; vowels in red; one column; 15 lines of text.
Border: The text is set in gold, red, and black rulings on cream-colored paper.

Historical period(s)
10th-11th century
Medium
Brown ink, color and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W (overall): 16.8 x 21.9 cm (6 5/8 x 8 5/8 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Bequest of Adrienne Minassian
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1998.3
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
Iran, Islam, kufic script, Qur'an, sura 35, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Description

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur'an; recto: Sura Fatir (the Originator) 35:1-5; verso: sura 35: 6-9 and part of 10; Arabic in black kufic script; vowels in red; one column; 15 lines of text.
Border: The text is set in gold, red, and black rulings on cream-colored paper.

Published References
  • Thomas Lawton, Thomas W. Lentz. Beyond the Legacy: Anniversary Acquisitions for the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. vol. 1 Washington, 1998. pp. 138-141.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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