QURAN LEAF FROM THE READ PERSIAN ALBUM
December 31, 1674
Religion and Festival
Qurʼanic leaf from the Read Persian album
Probably from the Deccan region (Golconda), India, late 16th cent.
Description: 1 single leaf : paper on card, ill. ; 379 x 240 mm
Credit: Purchased by Pierpont Morgan in 1911.
Genres: Manuscripts--India--Golconda--16th century.
Marbled papers (Binding)--India--Golconda--16th century.
Paper (fiber product)
Notes: Ms. calligraphy; written and illuminated in Golconda, the Deccan, late sixteenth century.
From the Read Persian album.
Text: the Qurʼan, sura 96, Iqraʼ, which is also known as sura ʼAlaq, verses 8-18.
Decoration: marbled border.
Text box: 242 x 140 mm.
MICROFILM holding is on record for MS M.458.1r.
Provenance: Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from Charles Hercules Read in 1911; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Associated Names: Read, Charles Hercules, Sir, 1857-1929, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.
Morgan, J. P. (John Pierpont), 1867-1943, former owner.
Formatted Place: India--Golconda.
Cite as: Pierpont Morgan Library. MS M.458.34.
Publications on: Islamic and Indian manuscripts and paintings in the Pierpont Morgan Library / Barbara Schmitz.
New York : The Library, 1997, no. 50, p. 171-172; plate 42.
Subjects: Manuscripts, Arabic--New York (State)--New York.
Dept./Collection: Pierpont Morgan Library Dept. of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts
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