[القرآن. سورة 1-18].

[al-Qurʾān. Sūrah I-XVIII].

Uniform title
Format
Manuscript, Book
Language
Arabic
Published/​Created
[between 14--? and 15--?]
Description
336 leaves : paper ; 291 x 183 (230 x 124) mm bound to 291 x 188 mm

Details

Subject(s)
Getty AAT genre
Summary note
Volume 1 of a copy of the Qurʾān, containing Surahs 1-18.
Notes
  • Ms. codex.
  • Title supplied by cataloger.
  • Physical description: 11 lines per page; written in large muḥaqqaq in black on heavy, tan, glazed, laid Arabic paper. Stops and marginal notes in red. Numerous paper repairs, extensive smudging and staining, ragged edges, mild insect damage. Text block has been trimmed. In poor condition.
  • Decoration: Illuminated spread on leaves 1b-2a, with āyahs 56:77-80 in gold at top and bottom; heavily damaged, with most of the color rubbed away. Āyahs terminate with gold and red discs. Gold and blue medallions in margins indicate every ten āyahs. Sūrah headings in gold; first two sūrah headings set within small illuminated ʻunwāns connected to gold medallions in the margins, also heavily damaged.
Binding note
Full maroon leather with flap; gold-stamped central mandorla and pendants and blind-stamped fillets. Āyah 56:79 (lā yamassuhu illā al-muṭahharūn) gold-stamped onto the side piece joining the flap to the cover.
Language note
Arabic.
Provenance
Waqf notes in Turkish on leaf 336b; dates are cut off by paper repairs. Acquired by Robert Garrett from Brill, 1925, from the books of Murād Bey al-Bārūdī (Beirut).
Source acquisition
Gift; Robert Garrett (Class of 1897), 1942.
OCLC
842898453
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