Skip to main content Smithsonian Institution

Catalog Data

Medium:
Ink, color, and gold on parchment
Dimensions:
H x W (overall): 19.5 x 25.7 cm (7 11/16 x 10 1/8 in)
Type:
Manuscript
Origin:
North Africa or Near East
Date:
8th-9th century
Period:
Abbasid period
Description:
Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur'an; recto: Sura al-Fatir (the Originator of Creation) 35: part of 18-25, recto begins with "waziratun wizra'u"; verso: 25-30 and part of 31, verso begins with "bi'l-kitabi"; Arabic in black kufic script; illuminated verse markers; vocalized in red; one column; 16 lines of text; one of a group of 2 folios.
Provenance:
To 1945
Mrs. Kirkor Minassian, New York. [1]
From 1945
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Mrs. Kirkor Minassian, New York. [2]
Notes:
[1] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.
[2] See note 1.
Collection:
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Exhibition History:
Engaging the Senses (October 14, 2017 - ongoing)
Arts of the Islamic World (May 3, 1998 to January 3, 2016)
Near Eastern Art--Calligraphy (August 18, 1967 to February 10, 1972)
Previous custodian or owner:
Mrs. Antoinette P. Minassian (1874-1961)
Topic:
Islam  Search this
Abbasid period (750 - 1258)  Search this
Qur'an  Search this
kufic script  Search this
West Asia  Search this
North Africa  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
sura 35  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1945.19
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Related Online Resources:
Google Cultural Institute
See more items in:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye387766689-2793-4edb-a110-b3eb57c6d84a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1945.19