Leaf of a Qu'ran

Islamic, Egypt
9th–10th century A.D.


Object Place: Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 5 11/16 x 8 9/16 in. (14.5 x 21.8 cm) Framed: 37.5 x 47.6 cm (14 3/4 x 18 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

29.129

Medium or Technique

Ink and color on vellum

Not On View

Classifications

Books and manuscripts

Inscription

Recto - Sura 39 [Al-Zumar, "The Troops, The Throngs"], vv. 5-9

Verso - Sura 39 [Al-Zumar, "The Troops, The Throngs"], vv. 9-16

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