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Folio from a Qur'an, sura 56:75-77

Type
Detached manuscript folio
Historical period(s)
Mamluk period, late 14th century
Medium
Ink, color and gold on paper
Dimension(s)
H x W: 32.6 x 25.2 cm (12 13/16 x 9 15/16 in)
Geography
Egypt
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1932.1
Description
Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur'an; right-hand half of a double-page frontispiece now separate from its facing folio (F1948.9), Arabic in white kufic script on a blue and gold floral ground, Sura al- Waqi'a (the Event) 56: 75-77; one of a set of 3 folios.
Border: The text is set in an illuminated border of gold and lapis.

This frontispiece marks the beginning of the 3rd section of sura 56.

Label
Please see F1948.9 for the left half of this folio.

To 1932
Kirkor Minassian, New York to 1932 [1]

From 1932
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Kirkor Minassian, New York in 1932 [2]

Notes:

[1] Object file, undated folder sheet note.

[2] See note 1. Also see Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office.

Former owner
Kirkor Minassian (1874 - 1944)
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Keyword(s)
Egypt, illumination, Islam, kufic script, Mamluk period (1250 - 1517), Qur'an, sura 56
Collection(s) Area
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resource(s)
Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum






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