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Folio from a Qur'an: Sura 4: 160 -161 (recto), Sura 4: 161-162 (verso)

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Folio from a Qur'an: Sura 4: 160 -161 (recto), Sura 4: 161-162 (verso), late 12th-early 13th century
Series/Book Title: Qur'an
Manuscript Folio
Persian
,
12th-13th century
Seljuk-Atabeg period
Creation Place: Iran
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
folio: 31.1 x 21.3 cm (12 1/4 x 8 3/8 in.)
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Fund for the Acquisition of Islamic Art
, 1982.40
Department of Islamic & Later Indian Art
,
Provenance
Philip Hofer, Cambridge, MA (by 1982), sold; to [Greater India Company, Inc.], Cambridge, MA, 1982] sold; to the Fogg Art Museum.
Bibliography
Kristin A. Mortimer, Harvard University Art Museums: A Guide to the Collections, Harvard University Art Museums/Abbeville Press (Cambridge, MA; New York, NY, 1985), page 79/figure 83

"[Exhibition listings] A Garden of Art: Masterpieces of Islamic and Indian Art (9th-18th Century)", Orientations (December 1985), p. 62, ill.

Beatrice Saint Laurent, "The Identification of a Magnificent Koran Manuscript", Les Manuscrits du Moyen-Orient, Varia Turcica, ed. François Déroche, Bibliothèque nationale de France and Institut Français d'Etudes Anatoliennes d'Istanbul (Istanbul, Paris, 1989), vol. VIII, pp. 115-123, p.115, note 2.

François Déroche, ed., Les manuscrits du Moyen-Orient : essais de codicologie et de paléographie, (Paris, 1989), pl. XV A

Toby Lester, "What is the Koran?", The Atlantic Monthly, ed. Mr. William Whitworth (Boston, MA, January 1999), vol. 283, no. 1, pp.43-56, pp.51

Stephan Wolohojian, ed., Harvard Art Museum Handbook, Harvard Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 2008), p. 44

Exhibition History
Arabesque, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 12/01/1990 - 03/24/1991
Writing the Word of God: Calligraphy and the Qur’an, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, 11/03/2007 - 02/03/2008; Asia Society, New York, 10/07/2008 - 02/08/2009
Islamic Art: Drawings, Calligraphies and Objects, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 06/29/1983 - 09/25/1983
Islamic Art: The Power of Pattern, Harvard University Art Museums, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 09/23/1989 - 01/17/1990
Calligraphy and the Arts of the Book, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 11/25/1993 - 01/30/1994
Writing the Word of God: Calligraphy and the Qur’an, Michael C. Carlos Museum of Art, Atlanta, 08/28/2010 - 12/05/2010