Folio From A Qur'an: Sura 49: Mid 15 - Begin 16 (Recto), Sura 49: 16 (Verso)
verso © President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
1956.197
People
Unknown Artist
Title
Folio from a Qur'an: Sura 49: mid 15 - begin 16 (recto), Sura 49: 16 (verso)
Classification
Manuscripts
Work Type
manuscript folio
Date
10th century
Places
Creation Place: Middle East, Iraq
Period
Abbasid period
Culture
Arab
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Ink and gold on parchment
Dimensions
folio: 18.2 x 25.9 cm (7 3/16 x 10 3/16 in.)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Anonymous Gift in memory of Rudolph Meyer Riefstahl (1880-1936)
Accession Year
1956
Object Number
1956.197
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
Publication History

Alvin L. Clark, Jr., Harvard Art Museum/ Handbook, ed. Stephan Wolohojian, Harvard Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 2008), p. 38

Exhibition History

Islamic Art From the Collections of the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 08/01/1974

Birds, Beasts and Calligraphies, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 06/11/1981 - 09/29/1981

Islamic Art: Drawings, Calligraphies and Objects, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 06/29/1983 - 09/25/1983

The Continuous Stroke of a Breath: Calligraphy from the Islamic World, Harvard University Art Museums, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 12/20/2003 - 07/18/2004

Writing the Word of God: Calligraphy and the Qur’an , Asia Society, New York, 10/07/2008 - 02/08/2009

Subjects and Contexts

Collection Highlights

Verification Level

3 - Good. Object is well described and information is vetted