Two leaves of a manuscript of tafsir (Qur'an exegesis)

Mamluk
about 1350


Object Place: Egypt

Accession Number

29.108.1-2

Medium or Technique

Paper

On View

Islamic Gallery (Gallery 175)

Classifications

Books and manuscripts

The first page of a manuscript of tafsir (Qur’anic exegesis) with a heading and other ornaments, gold script and later annotations. Other pages in Naskh, rubricated. The text is by the Hanafi scholar Abu al-Qasim al-Samarkandi and it deals with Surat al-Tawbah.

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