[Qurʼān leaves].

Uniform title
Manuscript, Book
[Morocco or Algeria?], [between 1700 and 1899?]
1 online resource (8 leaves) : laid paper with watermarks


Former owner
Summary note
Leaves from a copy of the Qurʼān containing the last six words of verse 22 in Fuṣṣilat (41) to the third word of verse 22 in Dukhān (44).
  • Decoration: Rubrications in red: sūrah headings, readings, some vocalization. Other blue and yellow dots also appear throughout.
  • Layout: 15 long lines.
  • Manuscript codex.
  • Note written on front wrapper: "Complete copy of the Koran. Manuscript. Written about 1800 A.D. Had been 99 years in the Biskra mosque, since the French occupation."
  • Origin: Item is undated. Likely copied in North Africa in the 18th or 19th century.
  • Script: Written in maghribi with some imitation of kufic in black ink; pointed, vocalized.
  • Shelfmark: MS Or 238.
  • Title supplied by cataloger.
Location of originals
  • Original Columbia, Rare Book and Manuscript Library.
  • OPenn University of Pennsylvania Libraries.
Source of description
Item cataloged from digital facsimile and existing description.
Binding note
Brown paper wrapper, sewn as pamphlet.
Language note
Source acquisition
Gift of David Eugene Smith, 1931-1934.
Other format(s)
Also available as a digital facsimile.
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