Folio from a Qur'an Manuscript, Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper

Folio from a Qur'an Manuscript

Object Name:
Folio from a non-illustrated manuscript
15th century
Attributed to Egypt
Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
10 1/8 x 7 1/4 in. (25.7 x 18.4 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1962
Accession Number:
Not on view
In this folio from a Qur’an manuscript, a kufic line in gold leaf indicates the heading of Sura 10 (Sura Yunus) and the number of verses (109), while verses are written with a black ink in naskhi script. The end of a verse is marked by three gold reversed commas.
The styles of script are indicative of Mamluk Qur’an production in 15th century Egypt.
William Ivins, Jr., New York (until d. 1961); his daughter, Barbara Ivins, Milford, CT (1961–62; sold to MMA)
Bloomington. Indiana University. "Islamic Art Across the World," June 18, 1970–October 1, 1970, no. 20.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Calligraphy West of China," March 15, 1972–May 7, 1972, no catalogue.

Bowie, Theodore Robert. "An Exhibition Prepared by Theodore Bowie." In Islamic Art Across the World. Vol. no. 1970/3. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Art Museum, 1970. no. 20.