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Ink, color and gold on parchment
H x W (average): 21 x 20 cm (8 1/4 x 7 7/8 in)
Probably North Africa or Spain
12th century
Manuscript; section of Qur'an; Sura al- Imran (Family of Imran) 3:92-170; text: Arabic in brown magribi script with heading in thuluth script; vocalized in purple, tashdid and sukun in blue; 40 folios with a frontispiece (fols. 1 verso, 2 recto), inscription (folio 39 verso) and a finispiece (folio 40 recto), an unwan (folio2 verso), verse markers, roundels, stylized palmettes, and pear-shaped medallions containing the word for "ashr" or "khams"; standard page: one column, 6 lines of text.
Binding: The manuscript is bound in a modern cloth-cover.
Folio 39 verso, "the complete eight juz'; praise the Lord (Allah); blessing upon Muhammad, prophet of God."
Hagop Kevorkian (1872-1962), New York 1931 [1]
From 1931
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Hagop Kevorkian, New York in 1931 [2]
[1] Object file, undated folder sheet note.
[2] See note 1. Also see Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office.
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Exhibition History:
Caliphs and Kings The Art and Influence of Islamic Spain (May 8 to October 17, 2004)
Arts of the Islamic World (May 3, 1998 to January 3, 2016)
Islamic Art (May 9, 1993 to June 3, 1997)
Near Eastern Art (January 1, 1963 to August 18, 1967)
Islamic Art, Gallery 6A (July 22, 1958 to June 5, 1964)
Untitled Exhibition, Islamic Manuscripts, 1947 (October 6, 1947 to February 25, 1956)
Untitled Exhibition, Persian and Near Eastern Art (May 5, 1933 to September 24, 1947)
Previous custodian or owner:
Hagop Kevorkian (1872-1962)
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thuluth script  Search this
illumination  Search this
maghribi script  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
frontispiece  Search this
finispiece  Search this
sura 3  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
Restrictions & Rights:
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery