Folio from a Qur’an, Sura 5:82-90

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur’an; recto: Sura al-Ma’ida (the Table Spread) 5: part of verse 82, and verses 83-86, recto begins with ” ‘aamanuw”; verso: sura 5: 87-89 and part of 90, verso begins with “al-jahiym”; Arabic in black bihari script with an illuminated pear-shaped medallion, verse markers, and marginal writings; vocalized in black and red; one column; 15 lines of text.

Historical period(s)
late 15th century
Medium
Ink, color, and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W (overall): 53.3 x 31.5 cm (21 x 12 3/8 in)
Geography
India
Credit Line
The Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection
Collection
Ralph and Catherine Benkaim collection
Accession Number
S2003.9
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
bihari script, India, Islam, Qur'an, Ralph and Catherine Benkaim collection, sura 5, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Catherine Glynn Benkaim

Description

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur'an; recto: Sura al-Ma'ida (the Table Spread) 5: part of verse 82, and verses 83-86, recto begins with " 'aamanuw"; verso: sura 5: 87-89 and part of 90, verso begins with "al-jahiym"; Arabic in black bihari script with an illuminated pear-shaped medallion, verse markers, and marginal writings; vocalized in black and red; one column; 15 lines of text.

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

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