Shelfmark:

Isl. Ms. 2

Title:

[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:

[17--?].

Size:

14 leaves :paper ;230 x 170 mm.

Summary:

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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Subject(s):

Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.

Language:

Arabic.

Notes:

Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloguer.

Incipit:

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Explicit:

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Colophon:

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Dedication:

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Contents:

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Physical Details:
Collation:

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

Layout:

Written in 11 lines per page ; frame-ruled.

Script:

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.

Decoration:

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.

Support:

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.

Binding:

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."

Origin:

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).

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

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Scribe(s):

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Former Owner(s):

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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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