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

Stephan Wolohojian, ed., Harvard Art Museum Handbook, 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