Double Leaves of a Qur’an in Kufic Script Maker: Unknown

Medium

Ink on deerskin

Dimensions

A: 5 5/8 × 4 5/16 in. (14.3 × 10.9 cm)
B: 5 5/8 × 4 5/16 in. (14.3 × 10.9 cm)

Credit Line

Hobart and Edward Small Moore Memorial Collection, Gift of Mrs. William H. Moore

Accession Number

1951.51.53a-b

Geography
Period

Seljuk period (1037–1194)

Classification
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Provenance

Provenance

Asia Institute, New York; Mrs. William H. Moore (Ada Small Moore) (1858–1955) New York; gift in 1951 to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.
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Additional information

Object/Work type

calligraphy

Inscriptions

page a:\r\n\r\nفَاسْأَلُوهُنَّ مِن وَرَاءِ حِجَابٍ ۚ ذَٰلِكُمْ أَطْهَرُ لِقُلُوبِكُمْ وَقُلُوبِهِنَّ ۚ وَمَا كَانَ لَكُمْ أَن تُؤْذُوا\r\n\r\nask for it from behind the screen. This is for the purity of your hearts and theirs. It does not behove you to annoy the […]\r\n Page b:\r\n\r\nفَانتَشِرُوا وَلَا مُسْتَأْنِسِينَ لِحَدِيثٍ ۚ إِنَّ ذَٰلِكُمْ كَانَ يُؤْذِي النَّبِيَّ فَيَسْتَحْيِي مِنكُمْ ۖ وَاللَّـهُ لَا يَسْتَحْيِي مِنَ الْحَقِّ ۚ وَإِذَا\r\n\r\nand do not stay on talking. This puts the Prophet to inconvenience, and he feels embarrassed before you; but God is not embarrassed in (saying) the truth. And when […]\r\n Page ‘a’ follows page ‘b’ in the order of the Sura. The two pages are from Juz’ 22, Surat al-Ahzab. The translation is by Ahmed Ali\r\n

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