Leaf of a Qur'an

Islamic, Egyptian
8th–9th century


Object Place: Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 9 5/16 x 13 1/8 in. (23.7 x 33.4 cm) Framed: 16 3/4 x 20 3/4 in. (42.5 x 52.7 cm)

Accession Number

29.60

Medium or Technique

Vellum with gold and brown ink

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Books and manuscripts

Inscription

Recto - Sura 47 [Muhammad], v.38 to Sura 48 [Al-Fatah, "Victory"], v. 1

Verso - Sura 48 [Al-Fatah, "Victory"], vv. 1-2

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