Shelfmark:

Isl. Ms. 441

Title:

Hutut-ı mütenevvia-yı İslamiye albümü,[1080 to 1323, i.e. 1669 to 1906].خطوط متنوعۀ اسلاميه البومى,[1080ه الى 1323ه، 1669م الى 1906م].

Calligrapher:

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

Place/Date of Production:

[1669-1906].

Size:

21 panels :paper ;325 x 400 mm. 335 x 420 mm.

Summary:

Exquisite album of assorted calligraphic specimens (40 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, Arabic--Specimens.
Calligraphy, Persian--Specimens.
Islamic calligraphy--Specimens.
Writing, Arabic--Specimens.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
Manuscripts, Persian--Michigan--Ann Arbor.

Language:

Arabic and Persian.

Notes:

Ms. codex.
Title from upper cover.

Incipit:

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Explicit:

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Colophon:

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Dedication:

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Contents:

1. fol.1a : [blank].
2. fol.1b : impression of the seal (مهر) of Muḥammad Shāh Qājār (محمد شاه قاجار, r.1834-1848) with inscription “الملک لله محمد شاه غازی صاحب تاج و نگین آمد شکوه ملک و ملت رونق آیین دین آمد” and date 1250 [1834 or 5] set in illuminated four-lobed ornament.
3. fol.2a : unsigned piece in muḥaqqaq, undated.
4. fol.2b : unsigned piece in muḥaqqaq (continuation of the previous), undated.
5. fol.3a : piece in naskh signed by the calligrapher Eğrikapılı Mehmet Râsim Efendi (d.1756) (محمد راسم) and undated.
6. fol.3b : unsigned piece in thuluth and naskh, undated.
7. fol.4a : piece in thuluth and naskh signed by the calligrapher Hafız Yusuf Efendi (d.1787) (نمقه المذنب يوسف المعروف بحافظ القرآن) and unsigned.
8. fol.4b : piece in nastaʻlīq (talik) signed by the calligrapher, most likely the Ottoman Sultan Murat IV (r.1623-1640) (كتبه مراد خان), and undated.
9. fol.5a : piece in thuluth and naskh signed by the calligrapher Tevfiki [?] (كتبه توفيقى) and undated.
10. fol.5b : piece in thuluth and naskh signed by the calligrapher İsmail Zühtü (İsmail Zühdi d.1806, كتبه اسمعيل الزهدى) and undated.
11. fol.6a : piece in naskh signed by the calligrapher Deli Osman Afif Dâmâdı (d.1805) (كتبه الفقير السيد عثمان المعروف بداماد العفيف) and dated 1205 [1790 or 1].
12. fol.6b : unsigned piece in thuluth and naskh, undated.
13. fol.7a : piece in thuluth and naskh signed by the calligrapher Hasan Rıza Efendi (d.1920) (حرره الحاج السيد حسن رضا ) and dated 1323 [1905 or 6].
14. fol.7b : piece in thluth signed by the calligrapher Usturacızade Mehmet Şehri (d.1740) (سوده محمد الشهرى) and undated.
15. fol.8a : piece in thuluth and naskh signed by the calligrapher İsmail b. Abdullah student of İbrahim Rodosi (d.1787) (مشقه العبد المذنب اسمعيل بن عبد الله من تلاميذ ابراهيم الردوسى) and undated.
16. fol.8b : piece in thuluth and naskh signed by the calligrapher Hasan Rıza Efendi (d.1920) (حرره الحاج السيد حسن رضا ) and dated 1323 [1905 or 6].
17. fol.9a : piece in thuluth and naskh signed by the calligrapher Kazasker (Kadıasker) Mustafa İzzet Efendi (d.1876) (بندۀ ال عبا سيد عزت مصطفى) and possibly dated 1278 [1861 or 2].
18. fol.9b : piece in thuluth and naskh signed by the calligrapher Hocazade Mehmet (d.1695) (سوده الحقير محمد الشهر بخواجه زاده) and dated 1080 [1669 or 70].
19. fol.10a : piece in nastaʻlīq (talik) signed by the calligrapher Yesari Mehmet Esad Efendi (d.1798) (الفقير محمد اسعد اليسارى) and undated, likely (with the following pieces fol.10b-20b) concluding piece of a meşk murakkaa.
20. fol.10b : piece in nastaʻlīq (talik) likely by the calligrapher Yesari Mehmet Esad Efendi (d.1798) and belonging to the preceding and following pieces.
21. fol.11a : piece in nastaʻlīq (talik) likely by the calligrapher Yesari Mehmet Esad Efendi (d.1798) and belonging to the preceding and following pieces.
22. fol.11b : piece in nastaʻlīq (talik) likely by the calligrapher Yesari Mehmet Esad Efendi (d.1798) and belonging to the preceding and following pieces.
23. fol.12a : piece in nastaʻlīq (talik) likely by the calligrapher Yesari Mehmet Esad Efendi (d.1798) and belonging to the preceding and following pieces.
24. fol.12b : piece in nastaʻlīq (talik) likely by the calligrapher Yesari Mehmet Esad Efendi (d.1798) and belonging to the preceding and following pieces.
25. fol.13a : piece in nastaʻlīq (talik) likely by the calligrapher Yesari Mehmet Esad Efendi (d.1798) and belonging to the preceding and following pieces.
26. fol.13b : piece in nastaʻlīq (talik) likely by the calligrapher Yesari Mehmet Esad Efendi (d.1798) and belonging to the preceding and following pieces.
27. fol.14a : piece in nastaʻlīq (talik) likely by the calligrapher Yesari Mehmet Esad Efendi (d.1798) and belonging to the preceding and following pieces.
28. fol.14b : piece in nastaʻlīq (talik) likely by the calligrapher Yesari Mehmet Esad Efendi (d.1798) and belonging to the preceding and following pieces.
29. fol.15a : piece in nastaʻlīq (talik) likely by the calligrapher Yesari Mehmet Esad Efendi (d.1798) and belonging to the preceding and following pieces.
30. fol.15b : piece in nastaʻlīq (talik) likely by the calligrapher Yesari Mehmet Esad Efendi (d.1798) and belonging to the preceding and following pieces.
31. fol.16a : piece in nastaʻlīq (talik) likely by the calligrapher Yesari Mehmet Esad Efendi (d.1798) and belonging to the preceding and following pieces.
32. fol.16b : piece in nastaʻlīq (talik) likely by the calligrapher Yesari Mehmet Esad Efendi (d.1798) and belonging to the preceding and following pieces.
33. fol.17a : piece in nastaʻlīq (talik) likely by the calligrapher Yesari Mehmet Esad Efendi (d.1798) and belonging to the preceding and following pieces.
34. fol.17b : piece in nastaʻlīq (talik) likely by the calligrapher Yesari Mehmet Esad Efendi (d.1798) and belonging to the preceding and following pieces.
35. fol.18a : piece in nastaʻlīq (talik) likely by the calligrapher Yesari Mehmet Esad Efendi (d.1798) and belonging to the preceding and following pieces.
36. fol.18b : piece in nastaʻlīq (talik) likely by the calligrapher Yesari Mehmet Esad Efendi (d.1798) and belonging to the preceding and following pieces.
37. fol.19a : piece in nastaʻlīq (talik) likely by the calligrapher Yesari Mehmet Esad Efendi (d.1798) and belonging to the preceding and following pieces.
38. fol.19b : piece in nastaʻlīq (talik) likely by the calligrapher Yesari Mehmet Esad Efendi (d.1798) and belonging to the preceding and following pieces.
39. fol.20a : piece in nastaʻlīq (talik) likely by the calligrapher Yesari Mehmet Esad Efendi (d.1798) and belonging to the preceding and following pieces.
40. fol.20b : piece in nastaʻlīq (talik) likely by the calligrapher Yesari Mehmet Esad Efendi (d.1798) and belonging to the preceding pieces (from fol.10a).
41. fol.21a : piece in thuluth and naskh signed by the calligrapher Mehmet Hilmi (نمقه السيد محمد حلمى) and dated 1287 [1870 or 1].
42. fol.21b : [blank].

Physical Details:
Collation:

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

Layout:

Varies greatly by piece.

Script:

Muḥaqqaq (muhakkak), 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, marbled or silhouette ; each mounted in heavy pasteboards (panels) covered in dark green coated and textured paper (resembling reptile hide) 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 gold-stamped with the Ottoman arms (upper cover) or crescent and star (lower cover) at center, outlined in gold-tooled stars and bordered in gold-stamped (with olive green leather onlays) decorative panels in vegetal designs with crescents gold-stamped on olive green leather 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 onlays, etc.

Former Shelfmarks:

"208" inscribed in pencil on opening panel.

Origin:

Dates in dated pieces range from 1080 [1669 or 70] to 1323 [1905 or 6]. 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) of Sultan Abdülhamit II visible at head.

Acquisition:

Acquired by purchase (funds donated by Horace Rackham).

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

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Former Owner(s):

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

In Collection:

Abdul Hamid Collection.

References:

Serin, 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?].

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Posted by evyn on April 16, 2010
Tags: Abdul Hamid Collection, Arabic MSS, Fully Catalogued, Persian MSS

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Mamoun Sakkal on whole page :

The seal is that of Muhammad Shah Qajar (1808-1848). The seal is identical to one on an illuminated firman dated 1252 AH/1836 CE and included in Sotheby’s auction of The Stewart Cary Welch Collection, Part One: Arts of the Islamic World, lot 58. Auction (L1127) held in London, 6 April 2011.

November 11, 2011 3:05 pm

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