Two leaves of a Qur'an

Islamic, Anatolian or Central Asian
14th century


Object Place: Anatolia or Central Asia

Dimensions

Height x width (each leaf): 11 5/16 x 7 3/8 in. (28.8 x 18.7 cm) Framed: 18 3/4 x 14 3/4 in. (47.6 x 37.5 cm)

Accession Number

29.70.1-2

Medium or Technique

Ink, color and gold on paper

On View

Islamic Gallery (Gallery 175)

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Books and manuscripts

Two leaves from a Qu’ran, Naskh, with interlinear translation and borders of Kufic script in arabesque ornament. Text in the border contains sayings of Muhammad (hadith).

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