[Devotional book].

Manuscript, Book
  • Arabic
  • Ottoman Turkish (1500-1928)
1 online resource (98 leaves) : paper, illuminations


Former owner
Summary note
Devotional book containing numerous selections from the Qurʼān as well as prayers and talismans.
  • Bound in red leather over pasteboard with flap; gilt stamped diaper grid pattern and gold frame; flap gilt stamped with vines; pink paper pastedowns; matching red leather case with tie, stamped in the same grid pattern as the codex on the front and a smaller, simplified diaper grid pattern on the back.
  • Decoration: Illuminated headpieces in gold, yellow, blue, red and green with the text on cloudbands and a wide gold border rule (f. 1v, 69v); facing page also written on cloudbands with a wide gold border rule (f. 1r, 70r); gold roundels punctuate text; textblock border-ruled in gold; some in-text gold accents (for example f. 5v); gold text dividers; two simple gold finispieces (f. 66v-67r); some rubrications in faded red.
  • Layout: Chiefly 7 long lines, with some tables and tabular layouts.
  • Manuscript codex.
  • Origin: Item is undated; probably produced in the 18th century.
  • Script: Written in naskh in black ink; pointed, vocalized.
  • Shelfmark: MS Or 421.
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.
Language note
Arabic and Ottoman Turkish.
Other format(s)
Also available as a digital facsimile.
Other title(s)
  • Qurʼan. Selections
  • قرآن. Selections.
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