[القرآن] [electronic resource].

[al-Qurʼān]

Uniform title
Format
Book
Language
Arabic
Published/​Created
[Iran?], [between 1500 and 1599?]
Description
1 online resource (376 unfoliated leaves) : illuminations.

Details

Subject(s)
Former owner
Summary note
Illuminated copy of the Qurʼān; some leaves torn and loose; boards are detached; some of the border-rules have eaten through the paper.
Notes
  • A scrap of printed fabric and a feather laid inches.
  • Binding: Bound in black leather over pasteboard covers (detached) with faint, blind-tooled frame of double lines set 20 mm apart.
  • Decoration: Dual-page illuminated first opening in gold and blue with the text on contoured bands with tiny, blue vine and leaf fill (f. [1]v-[2]r); several different types of marginal medallions to show text divisions and verse count primarily in gold and blue with red and green additions and with blue finials extending as radiant lines; sūrah titles in white on gold ground with a delicate, black, curving vine and leaf design border-ruled in green and blue or red and blue; gold roundels lined in blue with red centers mark verse endings; textblock is border-ruled in red, green, gold and blue; readings in red.
  • Dimensions of original manuscript: 230 x 155 (126 x 70) mm bound to 230 x 154 mm.
  • Foliation: Leaves are unfoliated; catchwords every verso, lower left (some have been trimmed)
  • Laid, non-European paper; no visible chain lines.
  • Layout: Written in 12 long lines.
  • Origin: Item is undated, perhaps copied in the 16th century.
  • Script: Written in naskh in black ink; pointed and vocalized.
  • Titles supplied by cataloger.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction. Philadelphia, Pa. : University of Pennsylvania Libraries, 2019.
Original version
Original: [Qurʼān] (73-14-1), University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
Location of originals
  • Original Columbia, Rare Book and Manuscript Library.
  • OPenn University of Pennsylvania Libraries.
Language note
Arabic.
Provenance
Formerly owned by Muḥammad Ṣāliḥ Chalabī ibn ʻAbd al-Wahhāb Chalabī Barzalīʹzādah (note f. [377]v).
Source acquisition
Gift of Jesse H. Holmes, Jr. in 1973.
Cite as
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology 73-14-1
OCLC
1111632167
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