Shelfmark:

Isl. Ms. 439


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Title:

Hutut-ı mütenevvia-yı İslamiye albümü,[1009 to 1211, i.e. 1600 to 1797].خطوط متنوعۀ اسلاميۀ البومى,[1009ه الى 1211ه، 1600م الى 1797م].


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Calligrapher:

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


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Place/Date of Production:

[1600-1797].

Size:

18 panels :paper ;220 x 320 mm. bound to 235 x 345 mm.

Summary:

Exquisite album of assorted calligraphic specimens (34 kıt'alar / pieces), 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):

Calligraphy, Turkish--Specimens.
Calligraphy, Arabic--Specimens.
Calligraphy, Persian--Specimens.
Islamic calligraphy--Specimens.
Writing, Arabic--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.


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Contents:

1. fol.1a : [blank].
2. fol.1b : piece in thuluth and naskh signed by the calligrapher Mehmet Nuri Musa Efendizade (العبد المذنب محمد نورى بحافظ القرآن موسى افندى زاده) dated 1193 [1779 or 80].
3. fol.2a : unsigned piece in nastaliq, undated.
4. fol.2b : piece in thuluth and naskh signed by the calligrapher Eğrikapılı Mehmet Râsim Efendi (d.1756) (نمقه محمد راسم) and undated.
5. fol.3a : piece in thuluth and naskh signed by the calligrapher Eğrikapılı Mehmet Râsim Efendi (d.1756) (حرره محمد راسم) and undated.
6. fol.3b : piece in thuluth and naskh signed by the calligrapher Eğrikapılı Mehmet Râsim Efendi (d.1756) (نمقه محمد راسم) and undated.
7. fol.4a : piece in thuluth and naskh signed by the calligrapher Eğrikapılı Mehmet Râsim Efendi (d.1756) (حرره الفقير محمد راسم) and undated.
8. fol.4b : piece in thuluth and naskh signed by the calligrapher Eğrikapılı Mehmet Râsim Efendi (d.1756) (نمقه الفقير محمد راسم) and undated.
9. fol.5a : piece in thuluth and naskh signed by the calligrapher Eğrikapılı Mehmet Râsim Efendi (d.1756) (حرره الفقير الى رحمة ربه القدير محمد راسم) and undated.
10. fol.5b : piece in nastaʻlīq signed by the calligrapher Aḥmad al-Ḥusaynī (كتبه العبد احمد الحسينى) and undated.
11. fol.6a : piece in nastaʻlīq (talik) signed by the calligrapher Durmuşzade Ahmet (d.1717) (الفقير المذنب احمد المدعو بطورمش زاده) and dated 1107 [1695 or 6].
12. fol.6b : piece in nastaʻlīq (talik) signed by the calligrapher Durmuşzade Ahmet (d.1717) (الفقير المذنب احمد المدعو بطورمش زاده) and dated 1107 [1695 or 6].
13. fol.7a : piece in thuluth and naskh signed by the calligrapher İsmail Zühtü (İsmail Zühdi d.1806, كتبه اسماعيل الزهدى) and undated.
14. fol.7b : unsigned piece in thuluth and naskh, undated.
15. fol.8a : unsigned piece in thuluth and naskh, undated.
16. fol.8b : piece in thuluth and naskh signed by the calligrapher Ebubekir Raşit (d.1782) (سوده اضعف المذنبين ابو بكر راشد) and undated.
17. fol.9a : piece in nastaʻlīq (talik) signed by the calligrapher Mehmet Refi Efendi (d.1769) (الفقير المذنب محمد رفيع) and undated.
18. fol.9b : piece in nastaʻlīq signed by the calligrapher Muḥammad ʻAlī (الفقير محمد على) and undated.
19. fol.10a : piece in nastaʻlīq signed by the calligrapher Mīr ʻImād al-Ḥasanī (d.1615) (الفقير الحقير المذنب عماد الحسنى) and dated 1009 [1600 or 1].
20. fol.10b : unsigned piece in thuluth and naskh, undated.
21. fol.11a : unsigned piece in thuluth and naskh, undated.
22. fol.11b : unsigned piece in nastaʻlīq (talik), undated.
23. fol.12a : piece in thuluth and naskh signed by the calligrapher Hafız Yusuf Efendi (d.1787) (كتبها عبد مذنب لا طاعة له يوسف المعروف بحافظ القرآن) and undated.
24. fol.12b : piece in nastaʻlīq signed by the calligrapher Sulṭān Ḥusayn (نمقه سلطان حسين) and undated.
25. fol.13a : piece in thuluth and naskh signed by the calligrapher Hüseyin Hamid (d. after 1787) (كتبه العبد الضعيف السيد حسين الحامد) and dated 1181 [1767 or 8].
26. fol.13b : piece in nastaʻlīq signed “بنده درگاه صفی” and dated 1182 [1768 or 9].
27. fol.14a : unsigned piece in thuluth and naskh, undated.
28. fol.14b : piece in nastaʻlīq (talik) signed by the calligrapher Şeyhizade Mehmet Şihabuddin (الفقير حرقه شريفه شيخى زاده السيد محمد شهاب الدين) dated 1211 [1796 or 7].
29. fol.15a : unsigned piece in thuluth and naskh, undated.
30. fol.15b : piece in thuluth and naskh signed by the calligrapher İsmail Zühtü (İsmail Zühdi d.1806, كتبه العبد الضعيف اسمعيل الزهدى) and undated.
31. fol.16a : piece in thuluth and naskh signed by the calligrapher Usturacızade Mehmet Şehri (d.1740) (سوده الفقير محمد المعروف بشهرى) and undated.
32. fol.16b : piece in nastaʻlīq (talik) signed by the calligrapher Şeyhülislam Veliüddin Efendi (d.1768) (العبد الداعى ولى الدين المفتش باوقاف الحرمين) and dated 1142 [1729 or 30].
33. fol.17a : piece in thuluth and naskh signed by the calligrapher İbrahim Afif (d.1767) (سوده ابراهيم عفيف) and undated.
34. fol.17b : piece in thuluth and naskh signed by the calligrapher İsmail Zühtü (İsmail Zühdi d.1806, نمقه الفقير اسمعيل الزهدى) and undated.
35. fol.18a : unsigned piece in nastaliq, undated.
36. fol.18b : [blank].

Physical Details:
Collation:

18 heavy panels (pasteboards) attached via red cloth stubs (supported by further board).

Layout:

Varies greatly by piece.

Script:

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

Decoration:

Varies by piece ; use of gold and colored pigments in frames, decorative borders, textual dividers and accents (mainly rosettes).

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 dark green leather onlays) cartouches with crescent and star accents ; 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 onlays, etc.

Former Shelfmarks:

"211" inscribed in pencil on opening panel.

Origin:

Dates in dated pieces range from 1009 [1600 or 1] to 1211 [1796 or 7]. Some pieces possibly earlier. 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:

University of Michigan Library. Manuscripts & papyri : an exhibition arranged for the XXVII International Congress of Orientalists, Ann Arbor, Michigan, August 13-19, 1967. (Ann Arbor, MI [?], 1967),no.29 p.8Serin, 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.

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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 whole page :

Fine calligraphic piece ( kit’a قطعة ) in Arabic with one line in Thuluth, 3 lines in Naskh, and 2 lines in Ijaza.
Thuluth line reads:
وعنه طاعة النساء ندامة صدق
Naskh lines read:
قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم . من ابتغى
القضاء وسأل وُكل الى نفسه ومن اُكره
انزل الله عليه ملكاً يسدده
Ijaza lines read:
لما صار صاحب هذه القطعة المرغوبة اعني به السيد على اشرف طول الله عمره
وانا العبد المذنب محمد نوري بحافظ القرلز موسى افندي زاد سنة ١١٩٣.
The calligrapher is Muhammad Nuri [known as] Hafiz al-Qarlz Musa Afandi. The date is 1193 AH/1779 CE.
The text contains two Hadith, one in Thuluth and one in Naskh.

November 11, 2011 3:26 pm
Mamoun Sakkal on paragraph 4:

The calligrapher is Muhammad Nuri [known as] Hafiz al-Qarlz Musa Afandi. His signature on the bottom line of the piece reads:
وانا العبد المذنب محمد نوري بحافظ القرلز موسى افندي زاد سنة ١١٩٣

November 11, 2011 3:29 pm
Mamoun Sakkal on paragraph 9:

Arabic

November 11, 2011 3:30 pm
Mamoun Sakkal on paragraph 3:

The calligrapher is Muhammad Nuri [known as] Hafiz al-Qarlz (or Qirlz) Musa Afandi. His signature on the bottom line of the piece reads:
وانا العبد المذنب محمد نوري بحافظ القرلز موسى افندي زاد سنة ١١٩٣

November 11, 2011 3:34 pm
H. Mottaghi on paragraph 11:

و عنه طاعة النساء ندامة صدق

March 7, 2012 3:27 pm
H. Mottaghi on paragraph 2:

مرقعات

March 7, 2012 3:28 pm
H. Mottaghi on paragraph 12:

ناقه عزم جهان پيماي را
بر سر آن کوي زانو بسته شد

March 7, 2012 3:46 pm
H. Mottaghi on whole page :

all of them calligrafic Moraga’ is in a calligrafer most you write one to one their name ..

March 7, 2012 3:48 pm

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