[Devotional book].

Manuscript, Book
[Turkey?], [17--?]
1 online resource (i, 40 leaves) : Laid paper, illuminations


Former owner
Summary note
Devotional book chiefly containing selections from the Qurʼān including sūrat Yā Sīn, al-Fatḥ, al-Mulk, al-Nabāʼ, and al-Takāthur through al-Nās inclusive, these are followed by several individual verses and prayers; the text concludes with al-Fātiḥah and another prayer.
  • Decoration: Headpiece in gold (now greenish), blue and pink; gold roundels mark verse endings; textblock border-ruled in wide gold; readings in red.
  • Layout: 7 long lines; catchwords every verso, lower left; border-ruled.
  • Manuscript codex.
  • Origin: Item is undated, perhaps produced in the 18th century.
  • Script: Written in naskh in black ink; pointed, vocalized.
  • Shelfmark: MS Or 184.
  • 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
Red leather with gilt-stamped central mandorla and two pendants on the vertical axis; gold-tooled frame. Only back board remains.
Language note
Source acquisition
Presumed to be a gift of David Eugene Smith, 1931-1934.
Other format(s)
Also available as a digital facsimile.
Other title(s)
Qurʼan. Selections
Statement on language in description
Princeton University Library aims to describe library materials in a manner that is respectful to the individuals and communities who create, use, and are represented in the collections we manage. Read more...
Other views
Staff view

Supplementary Information