Shelfmark:

Isl. Ms. 438

Title:

Hutut-ı mütenevvia-yı İslamiye albümü,[914 to 1317, i.e. 1508 to 1900].خطوط متنوعۀ اسلاميه البومى,[914ه الى 1317ه، 1508م الى 1900م].


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Calligrapher:

Unidentified-Can you help supply this information? Please comment!


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Place/Date of Production:

[1508-1900].

Size:

22 panels :paper ;300 x 400 bound to 320 x 425 mm.

Summary:

Exquisite album of assorted calligraphic specimens (42 kıt'alar / pieces), many signed, likely assembled and bound for Sultan Abdülhamit II (r.1876-1909). Contents briefly addressed by Muhittin Serin in "Amerika Birleşik Devletleri’ndeki Bazı Kütüphanelerde Bulunan İslam El Yazma Eserleri ve Michigan Üniversitesi II. Abdülhamid Koleksiyonu." Contributions to the cataloguing from Mamoun Sakkal.

Other Title(s):

Hutût-ı Mütenevvia-ı İslâmiye Albümü

Subject(s):

Islamic calligraphy--Specimens.
Writing, Arabic--Specimens.
Calligraphy, Arabic--Specimens.
Calligraphy, Persian--Specimens.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
Manuscripts, Persian--Michigan--Ann Arbor.


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Language:

Arabic and Persian.

Notes:

Ms. codex.
Title from upper cover.

Incipit:

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Explicit:

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Dedication:

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Contents:

1. fol.1a : [blank].
2. fol.1b : piece in thuluth and naskh signed by the calligrapher Mehmet Hilmi (محمد حلمى) and dated 1283 [1866 or 7] with illuminations signed by the illuminator Osman Yümni Efendi (d.1919) (عثمان يمنى) and dated 1317 [1899 or 1900].
3. fol.2a : piece in nastaʻlīq signed by the calligrapher Sulṭān Muḥammad Khandān (سلطان محمد خندان) and dated 914 [1508 or 9].
4. fol.2b : unsigned piece in nastaʻlīq.
5. fol.3a : piece in nastaʻlīq signed by the calligrapher Badīʻ al-Zamān Quṭbʹshāhī (بديع الزمان قطبشاهى) and undated.
6. fol.3b : painting of two lovers, in Mughal style.
7. fol.4a : painting of two lovers, likely Safavid.
8. fol.4b : piece in nastaʻlīq signed by the calligrapher Mīr ʻAlī ("مشقه المذنب مير على") and undated.
9. fol.5a : piece with text in nastaʻlīq (possibly signed ʻAbd al-Raḥmān) surrounding oval with unfinished drawing.
10. fol.5b : piece in thuluth and naskh signed by the calligrapher Hulusi (الفقير خلوصى) and undated.
11. fol.6a : piece in thuluth and naskh signed by the calligrapher Kazasker (Kadıasker) Mustafa İzzet Efendi (d.1876) (حرره السيد الحاج مصطفى عزت المعروف برئيس العلماء) and dated 1288 [1871 or 2].
12. fol.6b : unsigned piece in nastaʻlīq, undated.
13. fol.7a : piece in nastaʻlīq signed by the calligrapher ʻAbd al-Jabbār (الفقير الحقير المذنب الراجي عبد الجبار غفر له) and undated.
14. fol.7b : piece in nastaʻlīq signed by the calligrapher Maḥmūd Isḥāq Shihābī (مشقه محمود اسحق شهابى) and undated.
15. fol.8a : piece in naskh (appearing to be the continuation of the piece on fol.8b) signed by the calligrapher Yedikuleli Seyyid Abdullah (d.1731) (كتبه العبد الفقير السيد عبد الله المعروف بالامام) and dated 1120 [1708 or 9 ].
16. fol.8b : piece in naskh appearing to be the opening of the piece on fol.8a.
17. fol.9a : piece in thuluth signed by the calligrapher Hulusi (الفقير خلوصى) and dated 1128 [1715 or 16].
18. fol.9b: piece in thluth signed by the calligrapher Hulusi (پر تقصير خلوصى) and dated 1128 [1715 or 16].
19. fol.10a : piece in nastaʻlīq signed by the calligrapher Muḥammad Amīn al-Ḥusaynī al-Tirmidhī (مشقه المذنب محمد امين الحسينى الترمذى) dated 1010 [1601 or 2].
20. fol.10b : unsigned piece in naskh, undated.
21. fol.11a : piece in nastaʻlīq signed by the calligrapher Aḥmad Rashīd (الفقير احمد رشيد) and dated 1194 [1780].
22. fol.11b : piece in thuluth and naskh signed by the calligrapher Yedikuleli Seyyid Abdullah (d.1731) (كتبه العبد الفقير السيد عبد الله المعروف بالامام) and dated 1114 [1702 or 3].
23. fol.12a : piece in nastaʻlīq signed by the calligrapher ʻAbd al-Bāqī (Abdülbâki / الفقير المذنب عبد الباقى) and undated.
24. fol.12b : unsigned piece in nastaʻlīq, undated.
25. fol.13a : piece in thuluth and naskh signed by the calligrapher Şekerzâde Mehmet Efendi (d.1753) (كتبه السيد محمد المعروف بشكر زاده) and dated 1144 [1731 or 2].
26. fol.13b : piece in thluth and naskh signed by the calligrapher Hocazade Mehmet (d.1695) (كتبت له اذنا وانا الفقير محمد خواجه زاده) and dated 1162 [1749].
27. fol.14a : piece in nastaʻlīq signed by the calligrapher Muʻizz al-Dīn Muḥammad al-Ḥusaynī (كتبه معز الدين محمد الحسينى) and dated 986 [1578 or 9].
28. fol.14b : piece in thuluth and naskh signed by the calligrapher İsmail (اسمعيل, possibly Ağakapılı İsmail Efendi, d.1706) and undated.
29. fol.15a : piece in thuluth and naskh signed by the calligrapher İsmail (اسمعيل, possibly Ağakapılı İsmail Efendi, d.1706) and undated.
30. fol.15b : piece in thuluth and naskh signed by the calligrapher al-Sayyid ʻAbd Allāh (likely Yedikuleli Seyyid Abdullah, d.1731, "كتبه السيد عبد الله") and undated.
31. fol.16a : unsigned piece in thuluth and naskh, undated.
32. fol.16b : piece in nastaʻlīq signed by the calligrapher Muḥammad Muhtadī (الحقر المذنب محمد مهتدى) and undated.
33. fol.17a : piece in naskh signed by the calligrapher Derviş Ali [possibly İkinci Derviş Ali, d.1716] (الحقير درويش على) and undated.
34. fol.17b : piece in naskh signed by the calligrapher Hocazade Ahmet (كتبه الفقير الى رحمة القدير السيد احمد المعروف بخواجه زاده) and dated 1161 [1748].
35. fol.18a : piece in thuluth and naskh signed by the calligrapher Ahmet b. Ali Kütâhî (سوده احمد بن على المعروف بالكوتاهى) dated 1100 [1688 or 9].
36. fol.18b : piece in nastaʻlīq signed by the calligrapher Faqīr ʻAlī (فقير على) and undated (compare Calligraphy and the decorative arts of Islam, no.8).
37. fol.19a : piece in nastaʻlīq signed by the calligrapher Mīr ʻImād al-Ḥasanī (d.1615) (مشقه عماد الحسنى) and undated (compare Calligraphy and the decorative arts of Islam, no.7).
38. fol.19b : piece in thuluth and naskh signed by the calligrapher Mustafa b. Osman Keskin (fl.1758) (الفقير مصطفى بن عثمان المعروف بكسكين) and dated 1172 [1758 or 9].
39. fol.20a : piece in celi sülüs signed by the calligrapher Mahmut Celalettin (Mahmud Celaleddin Efendi, d.1829, حرره محمود جلال الدين) and undated.
40. fol.20b : piece in nastaʻlīq signed by the calligrapher Asad Allāh Shīrāzī (العبد المذنب اسد الله شيرازى) and dated 1254 [1838 or 9].
41. fol.21a : piece in naskh with icazetname for a student of es-Seyyid Mustafa Efendi (من تلاميذ السيد مصطفى افندى) authorizing the student to sign his name to his work and to teach others, undated.
42. fol.21b : piece in nastaʻlīq (talik) signed by the calligrapher Dedezade (مشقه الفقير الحقير دده زاده) and undated.
43. fol.22a : unsigned piece in nastaʻlīq executed in filigree / cut-work, undated (compare Calligraphie islamique: Textes sacrés et profanes, no.140).
44. fol.22b : [blank].

Physical Details:
Collation:

Twenty-two heavy panels (pasteboards) attached via red cloth stubs (supported by further board).

Layout:

Varies greatly by piece.


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Script:

Naskh (nesih), thuluth (sülüs) and nastaʻlīq (talik), varying by piece ; superb Ottoman and Persian calligraphic hands.


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Decoration:

Varies by piece ; use of gold and colored pigments in frames, decorative borders, textual dividers and accents (mainly rosettes) ; two miniatures, one in Indian style, the other Persian, each featuring a pair of lovers.

Support:

Calligraphic pieces on assorted laid papers, well-burnished ; some decorative papers, tinted or marbled ; each mounted in heavy pasteboards (panels) covered in dark green coated and textured paper with edges gold-painted.

Binding:

Heavy boards covered in red leather ; Western style binding ; interior of boards (and facing panels) lined with white, textured paper (satin-like pattern) ; upper and lower covers carry central panel with the Ottoman arms (upper cover) or crescent and star (lower cover) gold-stamped on bright green satin, outlined in gold-tooled stars and bordered in gold-stamped (with light green-gold onlays) decorative panels in vegetal designs with crescents gold-stamped on mint-green silk onlays at the four corners ; board edges heavily beveled and gold-tooled ; edges of panels gold-painted ; sewn in heavy pink cord ; overall in fairly good condition with minor abrasion, lifting and losses of silk onlays, etc.

Former Shelfmarks:

"210" inscribed in pencil on opening panel.

Origin:

Dated pieces range from 914 [1508 or 9] to 1317 [1899 or 1900]. Binding late 19th or early 20th century, likely produced in Yıldız Palace workshop and certainly not earlier than 1882 when the arma was finalized by Sultan Abdülhamit II.

Ownership and History:

Upper cover stamped with Ottoman arms (arma / آرما ), tuğra (ṭughrā / طغرا) at head only faintly visible though likely that of Sultan Abdülhamit II.

Acquisition:

Acquired by purchase (funds donated by Horace Rackham).

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

Unidentified-Can you help supply this information? Please comment!

Former Owner(s):

Abdülhamid II, Sultan of the Turks, 1842-1918, former owner.

In Collection:

Abdul Hamid Collection.

References:

Brocade of the pen : the art of Islamic writing. Carol Garrett Fisher, ed. (East Lansing, MI: Kresge Art Museum, Michigan State University, 1991),no.4, p.83Zakariya, Mohamed. "Islamic calligraphy: A technical overview." In Brocade of the pen: the art of Islamic writing. Carol Garrett Fisher, ed. (East Lansing, MI: Kresge Art Museum, Michigan State University, 1991):1-17Serin, Muhittin. "Amerika Birleşik Devletleri’ndeki Bazı Kütüphanelerde Bulunan İslam El Yazma Eserleri ve Michigan Üniversitesi II. Abdülhamid Koleksiyonu." Akademik Araştırmalar Dergisi 2, 4-5, (2000).Derman, M. Uğur. Letters in gold : Ottoman calligraphy from the Sakıp Sabancı collection, Istanbul. New York : Metropolitian Museum of Art : Distributed by H.N. Abrams, c1998.Rado, Şevket. Türk hattatları : XV. yüzyıldan günümüze kadar gelmiş ünlü hattatların hayatları ve yazılarından örnekler. İstanbul : Yayın Matbaacılık Ticaret Limited Şti., [1984?].Bayānī, Mahdī. Aḥvāl va āsār-i khūshʹnavīsān : nastaʻlīq navīsān. [Tehran] : Dānishgāh-i Tihrān, 1345 [1966].Blair, Sheila. Islamic calligraphy. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2006.Grube, Ernest J. Calligraphy and the decorative arts of Islam. (London: Bluett & Sons Ltd, 1976),nos. 7 and 8Calligraphie islamique: Textes sacrés et profanes [= Islamic calligraphy: Sacred and secular writings]. (Geneva : Musée d'art et d'histoire and Treasures of Islam, 1988),no.140

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Posted by evyn on March 8, 2010
Tags: Abdul Hamid Collection, Arabic MSS, Fully Catalogued, Persian MSS

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Mamoun Sakkal on paragraph 3:

Calligrapher’s signature is on left side below Basmalah, al-Sayyed Muhammad Hilmi:
حرره السيد محمد حلمي سنة ١٢٨٣

November 11, 2011 3:43 pm
Mamoun Sakkal on paragraph 4:

Calligraphy dated 1283 AH/ 1866 CE on top left side. Illumination dated 1317 AH/ 1899 CE on bottom center.

November 11, 2011 3:45 pm
Mamoun Sakkal on paragraph 9:

Arabic

November 11, 2011 3:46 pm
Mamoun Sakkal on paragraph 18:

Thuluth calligraphy used in lines 1, 5, 8, and 9. Naskh calligraphy used in remaining lines.

November 11, 2011 3:48 pm
Mamoun Sakkal on paragraph 19:

Signature of illuminator on bottom center of border: Illuminated (dhahabbahu) by the poor Uthman Yamani 1317.
ذهبه الفقيرعثمان يمني ١٣١٧

November 11, 2011 3:51 pm
H. Mottaghi on whole page :

images of some mss, are blocked, but as a general rule, like this mss most be colled مرقعاتsure that is beter for like this mss

March 7, 2012 3:25 pm

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