Shelfmark:

Isl. Ms. 241

Title:

[Calligraphic specimen,ca. 1282, i.e. 1865 or 1866].[مرقع حسن الخط,ح 1282ه, 1865 او 1866م].

Place/Date of Production:

[Istanbul?,ca. 1865 or 1866].

Size:

4 panels :paper ;217 x 260 (92 x 157) mm.

Summary:

Exquisite album of calligraphy (muraqqaʻ / murakkaa) of four kıtalar employing ḥadīth of the Prophet executed by the renowned Ottoman calligrapher Kazasker (Kadıasker) Mustafa İzzet Efendi (d.1876).

Other Title(s):

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

Subject(s):

Calligraphy, Ottoman--Specimens.
Calligraphy, Arabic--Specimens.
Writing, Arabic--Specimens.
Islamic calligraphy--Specimens.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.

Language:

Arabic.

Notes:

Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloguer.

Incipit:

"اذكروا الله ذكرا كثيرا قال رسول الله صلوات الله عليه وسلامه مثل الذي يذكر ربه والذي لا يذكر ربه مثل الحي والميت ..."

Explicit:

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Colophon:

[1] "حرره السيد الحاج مصطفى عزت المعروف برئيس العلماء غفر الله ذنوبه وستر عيوبه امين" ; [2] "حرره السيد الحاج مصطفى عزت المعروف برئيس العلماء غفر الله ذنوبه امين سنة ١٢٨٢" ; [3] "حرره السيد الحاج مصطفى عزت المعروف برئيس العلماء غفر الله ذنوبه وستر عيوبه امين" ; [4] "بندۀ آل عبا سيد عزت مصطفى"

Dedication:

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Contents:

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

Physical Details:
Collation:

Four panels hinged together in accordian (concertina) format ; opens vertically.

Layout:

Written in 5 lines per page, one large line of thuluth and four smaller lines of naskh.

Script:

Exquisite specimen of Ottoman calligraphy ; large opening line of each panel in thuluth (sülüs), followed by four lines in naskh (nesih).

Decoration:

Written area and divisions within surrounded by frames of gold defined by further gold and black fillets ; illuminated textual dividers in the form of gold rosettes with red and green-blue accents.

Support:

Written area on well-burnished paper, pieced, set into frames of blue and orange-tinted paper, and mounted.

Binding:

Boards now covered in green and black mottled paper (sponge painted or faux marbled look, traces of another paper underneath) with dark purple to black leather over spine ; Type III binding (without flap) ; boards lined in same mottled paper ; panels hinged together in accordian format with same dark purple to black leather and hinged into case ; overall in fairly good condition with some abrasion and staining.

Former Shelfmarks:

"570 T.D.M. [i.e. Tammaro De Marinis]" and "93" in pencil on opening panel.

Origin:

As appears at the close of each piece (kıta), executed by es-Seyit el-Hac Mustafa İzzet. In three of the signatures he includes "known as Reisülulema". He has signed the final piece "Bende-yi Al-i aba, Seyit İzzet Mustafa," a modest expression which, according to M. Uğur Derman (see Letters in gold, p.118), he preferred to use in his later years. Only one of the pieces is dated 1282 [1865 or 6] with the others likely completed around the same time or slightly later.

Ownership and History:

Inscriptions in pencil "570 T.D.M. [i.e. Tammaro De Marinis]" and "93" in pencil on opening panel ; clean copy.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

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

Scribe(s):

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Former Owner(s):

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

In calligrapher:

01 Mustafa İzzet Efendi, 1801-1876, calligrapher. 01 مصطفى عزت افندى، خطاط.

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),pp.116-119.Rado, Şevket. Türk hattatları : XV. yüzyıldan günümüze kadar gelmiş ünlü hattatların hayatları ve yazılarından örnekler. (Istanbul : Yayın Matbaacılık Ticaret Limited Şti., [1984?]),pp.216-217

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Posted by evyn on May 8, 2012
Tags: Abdul Hamid Collection, Arabic MSS, Fully Catalogued

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