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recto: Folio from an unidentified text; recto: text; verso: illuminated medallion with two ornamental borders verso: Folio from an unidentified text; recto: text; verso: illuminated medallion with two ornamental borders

Folio from an unidentified text; recto: text; verso: illuminated medallion with two ornamental borders

Type
Detached manuscript folio
Historical period(s)
13th-14th century
Medium
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimension(s)
H x W: 33.8 x 24.6 cm (13 5/16 x 9 11/16 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1933.3
Description
Detached folio from an unidentified text; recto: text, 1 column, 11 lines; verso: a shamsa, illuminated medallion with a calligraphic inner border in kufic script and two ornamental outer borders.
Border: The recto is set in gold, black and blue rulings on cream-colored paper. The shamsa is mounted on cream-colored paper.



In roundel, inside rim, repetition of "The kingdom belongs to God" in kufic script.

To 1933
Kirkor Minassian (1974-1944), New York. [1]

From 1933
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Kirkor Minassian, New York. [2]

Notes:

[1] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.

[2] See note 1.

Former owner
Kirkor Minassian (1874 - 1944)
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Keyword(s)
illumination, Iran, kufic script, shamsa, WWII-era provenance
Collection(s) Area
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resource(s)
Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum






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