Fragment with Koranic inscriptions

Persian
Qajar Dynasty
Early 18th century


Object Place: Iran

Dimensions

Overall: 43.8 x 55.2 cm (17 1/4 x 21 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

60.510

Medium or Technique

Silk; plain weave with complementary wefts and inner warps (taqueté)

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Front side: beige ground with blue Arabic script, repeating Koranic verse in interior inscriptions and invocation on edges.

Inscription

First verse of Koran chapter 48: "Verily, We have granted thee a manifest victory!" The border repeats the Koranic invocation, "In the name of God, the merciful, the compassionate."

Provenance

By 1960, Mr. and Mrs. John Goelet, Cambridge, MA; 1960, gift of Goelet's to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 14, 1960)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John Goelet