Isl. Ms. 3


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

Uniform Title:

Koran.Juzʼ al-Mulkقرآن.جزء الملك

Place/Date of Production:



28 leaves :paper ;230 x 170 cm.


Fine copy of the twenty-ninth juzʼ of the Qurʼān (Juz' al-Mulk, aw Juzʼ Tabāraka) which together with Isl. Ms. 2 forms part of a multi-volume muṣḥaf with each juzʼ bound in a single volume. As expected, opens with Sūrat al-Mulk verse 1 (67:1) and closes with Sūrat al-Mursalāt verse 50 (77:50).

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Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.




Ms. codex.
Title from label on upper cover.


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Physical Details:

VII (14) ; 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 (often flanking the basmalah) in gold-framed cartouche ; empty tailpiece appears at close on fol.14a (p.27) ; text rubricated with sūrah headings, sigla (namely "ط" for "مطلق" to mark pauses) and other abbreviations, 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 fore edge flap 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 التاسع والعشرون ٢٩" ; sewn in magenta thread, four stations ; in fair condition with some abrasion, staining, and moisture damage ; lifting and cracking of spine leather.

Former Shelfmarks:

British Museum, London "No. 64. Kuran XXIX."


Lacks dated colophon ; paper may suggest 18th century.

Ownership and History:

Bookplate of British Museum, London on interior of upper cover, "No. 64. Kuran XXIX." ; circular seal impression with figure of goat/gazelle in purple ink as well as inscription "265" 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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