[القرآن].

[al-Qurʼān].

Uniform title
Format
Manuscript, Book
Language
Arabic
Published/​Created
[between 1830 and 1899?]
Description
1 online resource (477 leaves) : paper

Details

Former owner
Summary note
Qur'ān; complete except for first folio.
Notes
  • Binding: Bound in reddish brown leather over pasteboard (Type III); headband in black and brown thread; seperate marbled paper pastedowns inside both covers; detached reddish textile wrapper; blind stamped and gilded mandorlas on front and back covers with four pendants along vertical axis and cornerpieces; covers are badly water and fire damaged.
  • Decoration: Readings in red, sūrah titles rubricated and framed; gold roundels at end of each verse; gold roundels outlined in black double line with a black vertical line underneath accompanied by a red letter ʻayn in margins to indicate rukuʻ. Juzʼ markers in red ink in margins; gold non-circular medallions indicating other text partitions. Some decorations finished by another hand; textblock border-ruled in red; page openings framed in faded black.
  • First folio missing; first full āyah is verse 12 in Sūrat al-Baqarah (2:12).
  • Foliation: Western numeral foliation in pencil added, upper left recto (not visible in images); catchwords on every verso, lower left.
  • Layout: 11 long lines, border-ruled.
  • Manuscript is in poor condition; many leaves are loose; binding is off; worm damage; water and fire damage throughout.
  • Ms. codex.
  • Origin: Likely copied in South Asia in the mid- to late-19th century; machine made paper.
  • Script: Written in naskh using 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 Col. Offley Shore.
  • Gift of Offley Shore.
Cite as
UPenn Oversize Ms. Codex 1897.
OCLC
1059578305
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