[القرآن].

[al-Qurʼān].

Uniform title
Format
Manuscript, Book
Language
Arabic
Published/​Created
[India?], [between 1575-1699?]
Description
1 online resource (435 leaves) : paper

Details

Subject(s)
Associated name
Former owner
Donor
Summary note
Complete, large-format copy of the Qurʼān with a dual-page illuminated first opening and numerous polychrome marginal medallions, some of which have been painted over earlier medallions.
Notes
  • A date of 1177 and 1178 A.H. (1764 CE) are on the illuminated first opening along with the name Maʻṣum ʻAlī Khanzād; this note is pasted onto the page and is likely a later addition.
  • A note in Persian says this item was listed on 20 Rajab 1260 A.H. (6 August 1884) (f. 1r).
  • Binding: Bound in black leather over pasteboard with flap (Type II); gold stamped cartouches make up border and frame; the flap seems designed to fold over the outside of the front cover; plain red leather doublure.
  • Decoration: Dual-page illuminated first opening in polychrome and gold (f. 435v-434r); numerous marginal medallions in a variety of colors and patterns indicate text divisions; sūrah titles in red or blue on gold background.
  • Foliation: Foliated backwards (435-1); catchwords every verso, lower left.
  • Layout: Written in 11 long lines; border-ruled.
  • Ms. codex.
  • Origin: The item is not dated; perhaps later 16th or 17th century.
  • Script: Written in naskh in black ink, pointed and vocalized.
Location of originals
  • Original Columbia, Rare Book and Manuscript Library.
  • OPenn University of Pennsylvania Libraries.
Language note
Arabic.
Provenance
  • Formerly owned by ʻAẓim Allāh Khān, Amīr Bahādur Jank (stamp, f. 1r).
  • Formerly owned by John Frederick Lewis.
References
Simsar, Muhammed Ahmed. Oriental manuscripts of the John Frederick Lewis Collection, 1
Other title(s)
Koran
OCLC
1243892895
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