Folio from a Ten-Volume Qur'an, ca. 1220

  • Islamic, Spanish

Ink, colors, gold and possibly silver on tinted paper

  • Framed: Page: 13 × 10 inches (33 × 25.4 cm)

Museum Purchase, Ernest and Rosemarie Kanzler Foundation Fund

2007.120.2A

Department

Islamic Art

  • Islam
  • Hispano-moresque
  • Ink
  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Religious texts
  • Folio (leaf)
  • Manuscript (handwriting)
  • Paper
  • Valencia

Signed, Marks, Inscriptions

[Translated: [Surat al-Saff (The Ranks) 61:14] [O ye who believe! Be you Gods helpers: As Jesus, son of Mary, said to the Apostles], "Who will be my helpers unto God?" The Apostles said, "We will be helpers of God." And a portion of the Children of Israel believed and a portion disbelieved; so (b) We confirmed those who believed against their enemy, and they became masters. 14 [Surat al-Jamu'ah (Congregation) 62] In the name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate …. ]

Provenance

1248, endowed to the library of the Mosque of Ali b. Yusuf b. Tashufin (Marrakech, Morroco, Africa). (Bonham's Auction House, London England); April 12, 2000, purchased by (Bernard Quarich Ltd., London, England); 2007-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA).

Rights Status

Islamic, Spanish, Folio from a Ten-Volume Qur'an, ca. 1220, ink, colors, gold and possibly silver on tinted paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Museum Purchase, Ernest and Rosemarie Kanzler Foundation Fund, 2007.120.2A.