Folios from a Qur’an, Sura 47:4-12, 38; 48:1-6, 24-25

Three folios from a Qur’an pasted together; Sura Muhammad (Muhammad) 47: 4-12,38, beginning word “fazaraba”, “la yakunu’ ‘mthalakum”; Sura al-Fath (the Victory) 48: 1-6,24-25, beginning word ” ‘anna fatahna”, “wahuwa al-ladhy”, Arabic in black kufic script with gold roundel verse markers; text area consists of two and half horizontal folios glued together on one board; vocalized in red.
Border: The text is set in an Ottoman board with a blue inner frame and a floral outer frame, mounted on bright- orange paperboard with floral motifs.

Historical period(s)
9th-10th century
Medium
Ink, color, and gold on parchment
Dimensions
H x W (overall): 29.1 x 19 cm (11 7/16 x 7 1/2 in)
Geography
Near East or North Africa
Credit Line
Bequest of Adrienne Minassian
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1998.8
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folios

Keywords
Islam, kufic script, Near East, North Africa, Qur'an, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Description

Three folios from a Qur'an pasted together; Sura Muhammad (Muhammad) 47: 4-12,38, beginning word "fazaraba", "la yakunu' 'mthalakum"; Sura al-Fath (the Victory) 48: 1-6,24-25, beginning word " 'anna fatahna", "wahuwa al-ladhy", Arabic in black kufic script with gold roundel verse markers; text area consists of two and half horizontal folios glued together on one board; vocalized in red.
Border: The text is set in an Ottoman board with a blue inner frame and a floral outer frame, mounted on bright- orange paperboard with floral motifs.

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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