Shelfmark:

Isl. Ms. 278

Title:

[Calligraphic specimen,18th or 19th century?].[مرقع حسن الخط,القرن 18 او 19م؟].

Place/Date of Production:

[17-- or 18--?].

Size:

3 panels :paper ;255 x 180 (192 x 121) mm.

Summary:

Fine album of calligraphy (muraqqaʻ / murakka), namely pieces from a meșk murakka carrying alphabetic exercises (müfredat) through the letter sīn. Final piece incomplete with further excercises (mashq) on the reverse.

Other Title(s):

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

Subject(s):

Calligraphy, Persian--Specimens.
Calligraphy, Turkish--Specimens.
Islamic calligraphy--Specimens.
Manuscripts, Persian--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
Manuscripts, Turkish--Michigan--Ann Arbor.

Language:

Persian or Ottoman Turkish.

Notes:

Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloguer.

Incipit:

"ا ب ج د ر د ر س ش ص ط ع ف ق ك ك ل م ن و ه لا ى ي ..."

Explicit:

Can you help transcribe the explicit? Please comment!

Colophon:

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Dedication:

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Contents:

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

Physical Details:
Collation:

Three 'panels' (mounted leaves) hinged together with brown leather.

Layout:

Written in 4 lines per page with logograph for "سعي" under each line ; frame-ruled.

Script:

Nastaʻlīq (talik) ; large, exquisite calligraphic hand in a bold line.

Decoration:

Written area surrounded by 'gold'-painted frame defined by black fillets and mounted in borders mainly of block-printed faux marbled paper.

Support:

non-European (likely Persian) laid paper, written area well-burnished and surface-dyed shades of beige, pale yellow, etc., pieced and set in borders mainly of block-printed faux marbled paper (evoking shell pattern in blue, green, yellow and orange) and all mounted on dense boards ; border for opening panel in a true marbled paper.

Binding:

Boards (quite stiff) covered in tan and red brown leather ; Type III binding (without flap) ; pastedowns / doublures and flyleaves in block-printed faux marbled paper (evoking shell pattern in blue, green, yellow and orange) ; upper and lower covers carry stamped mandorla (filled with symmetrical vegetal composition, compare Déroche OSd 8), pendants and cornerpieces, with tooled and gold-painted borders ; panels hinged together with brown leather ; overall in fairly good condition with minor abrasion.

Former Shelfmarks:

"107" inscribed in pencil at opening ; "563 T. De M. [i.e. Tammaro De Marinis]" in pencil on lower pastedown.

Origin:

Neither signed nor dated ; decoration, paper, etc. may suggest late 18th or 19th century, though possibly later.

Ownership and History:

Inscriptions in pencil at opening "107" and lower pastedown "563 T. De M. [i.e. Tammaro De Marinis]" ; clean copy.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

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

Scribe(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.

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Posted by evyn on October 6, 2010
Tags: Abdul Hamid Collection, Fully Catalogued, Persian MSS, Turkish MSS

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