[القرآن].

[al-Qurʼān].

Uniform title
Format
Manuscript, Book
Language
Arabic
Published/​Created
[between 1775 and 1850?]
Description
1 online resource (i, 303, i leaves) : paper, illuminations

Details

Subject(s)
Donor
Summary note
Complete copy of the Qurʼān; two pages at the front detached (f. 1-2).
Notes
  • A short prayer written in red on machine-made paper is laid inches.
  • Binding: Bound in dark red leather over pasteboard with flap that does not fit the textblock (Type II); fading gilt and red stamped paper onlays of central mandorla, two pendants on the vertical axis and cornerpieces.
  • Decoration: Dual-page illuminated first opening in gold, blue, green, and yellow with red and blue radiant finials in the margins (f. 1v-2r); textblock border-ruled in gold, black and red; gold roundels mark verse ends; sūrah beginnings set off by gold bar across the textblock; readings and text partition markers in red; floral marginal medallions in sets of two colors (orange and blue, or green and pink) also appear.
  • Foliation: Modern foliation added in pencil, upper left recto; catchwords every verso, lower left.
  • Layout: Written in 15 long lines; border-ruled.
  • Manuscript codex.
  • Origin: Item is undated, but likely copied in the late 18th or 19th century.
  • Script: Written in naskh in black ink; pointed, vocalized.
  • Title supplied by cataloger.
Location of originals
  • Original Columbia, Rare Book and Manuscript Library.
  • OPenn University of Pennsylvania Libraries.
Language note
Arabic.
Source acquisition
Gift of Katharine Strauss Mali, Bryn Mawr College 1923, on 15 March 1956.
Cite as
Bryn Mawr College Libraries BV 70
OCLC
1135062184
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