Folio from a Qur’an

Historical period(s)
Abbasid period, 993-994 (383 A.H.)
Ink, color, and gold on paper
H x W: 24 x 34 cm (9 7/16 x 13 3/8 in)
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view

Manuscript folio

Abbasid period (750 - 1258), eastern kufic script, illumination, Iran, Islam, Qur'an, sura 54, sura 55

To 1937
Kirkor Minassian (1874-1944), New York. [1]

From 1937
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Kirkor Minassian, New York. [2]


[1] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Kirkor Minassian 1874-1944

Published References
  • Dr. Esin Atil. Exhibition of 2500 Years of Persian Art. Exh. cat. Washington, 1971. cat. 2, pp. 1-2.
  • Oya Pancaroglu. Perpetual Glory: Medieval Islamic Ceramics from the Harvey B. Plotnick Collection. Exh. cat. Chicago and New Haven, March 31 - October 28, 2007. p. 30, fig. 15.
  • Francois Deroche. The Abbasid Tradition: Qurans of the 8th to the 10th Centuries AD. Nasser D. Khalili Collection of Islamic Art New York. cat. 83, pp. 154-155.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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