Leaf of a Qu'ran

Egyptian
8th–9th century A.D.


Object Place: Egypt

Dimensions

.334 x .236 m.

Accession Number

29.59

Medium or Technique

Vellum

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Books and manuscripts

Inscription

Left side (verso)- Sura 38 [Sad, "The Letter Sad"], vv. 3-4

Right side (recto)- Sura 38 [Sad, "The Letter Sad"], vv. 4-6

Provenance

Miss Elizabeth (Riefstahl) Titzel (b. 1889 - d. 1986), New York; 1929, sold by Miss Elizabeth (Riefstahl) Titzel to the MFA for $5000.00 (total price for 29.56-136). (Accession Date: January 3, 1929)

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund