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Medium:
Black ink, gold leaf and red, blue, yellow and green paint on laid paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 25.8 x 18.6 cm (10 3/16 x 7 5/16 in)
Type:
Manuscript
Date:
15th-16th century
Description:
Folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur'an; recto; Sura Sad (Sad) 38: 75-78, recto begins with "min al-'alamayn" verso; sura 38: 79-83, verso begins with "rabbi"; Arabic in black maghribi script with gold knot and rosette verse markers, illuminated marginal roundel containing the word for 'ashr (ten) indicating the end of a tenth verse, and illuminated pear-shaped medallion containing the word for khams (five) indicating the end of a fifth verse; vocalized in red, tashdid and sukun in blue, hamza in yellow dots; one column; seven lines of text.
Paper/Support:
Laid paper.
Collection:
National Museum of Asian Art Collection
Exhibition History:
Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time: Art, Culture, and Exchange Across Medieval Sub-Saharan Africa (July 16, 2021 - February 27, 2022)
Imaging the Word: Selections of Calligraphy from the Islamic World (November 17, 1999 to May 7, 2000)
Topic:
Islam  Search this
Qur'an  Search this
maghribi script  Search this
Spain  Search this
North Africa  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
sura 38  Search this
Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection  Search this
Credit Line:
The Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection
Accession Number:
S1997.105
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Related Online Resources:
Google Cultural Institute
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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
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye34b2a9985-7954-4a4f-bf83-54cb3149e784
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S1997.105