Isl. Ms. 2


[al-Juzʼ al-ḥādī wa-al-ʻashrūn min al-Qurʼān,18th century?].[الجزء الحادي والعشرون من القرآن ,القرن 18م؟].

Uniform Title:

Koran.Juzʼ XXIقرآن.جزء XXI

Place/Date of Production:



14 leaves :paper ;230 x 170 mm.


Fine copy of the twenty-first juzʼ of the Qurʼān which together with Isl. Ms. 3 forms part of a multi-volume muṣḥaf with each juzʼ bound in a single volume. As expected, opens with al-ʻAnkabūt verse 46 (29:46) and closes with al-Aḥzāb verse 30 (33:30).

Other Title(s):

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Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.




Ms. codex.
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Physical Details:

VII (14) ; final leaf left blank ; catchwords present ; pagination in pencil supplied during digitization.


Written in 11 lines per page ; frame-ruled.


Naskh ; fine Ottoman hand (?) ; partially seriffed with tear-drop head serif on shafts for lām, ṭāʼ, etc. but not free-standing alif ; point of final nūn often joined to bowl ; slight effect of tilt to the left ; graceful but heavy line ; fully vocalized.


Illuminated marginal rosette with vertical stalk accents marks the opening of this juzʼ ; textual dividers in the form of gold discs mark verse endings ; written area framed by a heavy gold band flanked with black fillets ; simple rectangular panels bear each sūrah heading in gold-framed cartouche ; empty tailpiece in the form of a roundel outlined in gold appears on fol.13b (p.26) ; text rubricated with sūrah headings, sigla (namely "ط" for "مطلق" to mark pauses), etc. in red.


European laid paper with chain lines running horizontally spaced 26 mm. apart and laid lines spaced roughly 10 laid lines per cm. ; watermarks include eagle, wings and legs spread, with "B G" below alternating with scrollwork or coat of arms with crown above and inside lion rampant (?) ; some ink and leather burn.


Pasteboards covered in red leather ; Type II binding (with flap) ; board linings in paper, interior of envelope and fore edge flaps in blue silk ; upper and lower cover bear simple blind-tooled design of circles and lines along with border in a series of s-shaped stamps ; paper label on cover reads "الجزء احدى وعشرون ٢۱" ; sewn in magenta thread, four stations ; in fair condition with some abrasion, staining, and moisture damage ; upper cover detaching from textblock.

Former Shelfmarks:

British Museum, London "No. 90. Kuran XXI."


Lacks dated colophon ; paper may suggest 18th century.

Ownership and History:

Bookplate of British Museum, London on interior of upper cover, "No. 90. Kuran XXI." ; circular seal impression with figure of goat/gazelle in purple ink as well as inscription "249" in Western numerals on fol.1a (p.1).

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In Collection:

Tiflis Collection.

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Posted by evyn on March 8, 2010
Tags: Arabic MSS, Fully Catalogued, Tiflis Collection

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