[القرآن]

[al-Qurʼān].

Uniform title
Format
Manuscript, Book
Language
Arabic
Published/​Created
Malta, A.H. 1065 (1654)
Description
1 online resource (238 leaves) : paper, illuminations

Details

Scribe
Former owner
Summary note
Copy of the Qur'ān; missing first folio, begins with Sūrat al-Baqarah (The Cow) 1 (2:1). Instructions for how much to read from the Qur'ān every day of the week written in modern script in pink ink on lined paper pasted onto f. 238v and the inside back cover.
Notes
  • A number of leaves have been repaired.
  • Binding: Brown leather over pasteboard with flap (Type II) with carrying case with flap. Outside covers blind stamped with mandorla with floral design, cornerpieces and frame; flap blind stamped with cornerpieces and partial frame. Slip case has matching blind stamped patterns on the front. Doublure is pinkish paper cut in a zigzag along the outer edge. Endbands in yellow and blue thread with a chevron pattern.
  • Decoration: Polychrome decoration in red, yellow, blue; sūrah titles in flaking gold over yellow with outside margin medallion in gold and red or blue; yellow roundels at end of each verse; vocalizations marked in red; other small dots of yellow, red, and blue throughout the text; text divisions marked in red in the margin, sometimes with gold flake decoration. Two polychrome decorative headers (f. 50r, 172v). Colophon framed in red and yellow border with braided pattern and marginal medallion (f. 238r).
  • Foliation: Western numeral foliation in pencil added, upper left recto; no catchwords.
  • Formerly housed in a box labeled "al-Qurʻān Arabic MS. in Kufic III Century A.H." with "7 Cent. A.D." added in pencil.
  • Layout: 15 long lines.
  • Ms. codex.
  • Origin: Copied by Muḥammad ibn ʻAbd al-Wāḥid ibn ʻAbd al-Qādir al-Fāsī and completed on 16 Muḥarram 1065 A.H (November 26, 1654) on Malta (f. 238r).
  • Script: Written in maghribi using brown 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.
Provenance
Gift of Gordon A. Block, Jr. (bookplate inside upper cover), 1966.
Cite as
UPenn Ms. Codex 1904.
OCLC
1059578491
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