[Qurʾan].

Record ID: 
182149
Accession number: 
MS W.19
Title: 
[Qurʾan].
Created: 
[Constantinople, 18th century]
Binding: 
18th- or 19th-century smooth brown morocco with painted design in two tones of gold; red leather doublures and front flyleaf with leaf and flower design painted in gold; end flyleaf in calendered pink paper embossed with flowers, vines, and leaves, gilt tooled, in worn leather case with wallet flap, in maroon morocco and cloth folding case by Julia Parker Wightman.
Credit: 
Bequest of Julia Parker Wightman, 1994.
Description: 
304 leaves (1 column, 15 lines), bound : paper, ill. ; 175 x 115 mm.
Provenance: 
Philip C. Duschnes, New York; purchased by Julia Parker Wightman from Duschnes in 1963; JPW 5069; Julia Parker Wightman Bequest in 1994.
Notes: 

Ms. koran; written and illuminated in Turkey, perhaps Constantinople, 18th century.
According to a handwritten note on the dealer's description, the many inscriptions in blue on the edges of pages refer to a library to which the manuscript belonged.
Decoration: 2 full-page title pages (fol.s 1v-2) covered with sheets of solid leaf gold, stippled, inset with short texts, topped by a painted flower-filled vase, surrounded by delicate interlace and floral patterns; colophon page (fol. 304v), colophon framed within oval space, surrounded by leaf and flower designs in gold and orange paint, framed in gold; all text blocks with narrow gold frame; 2 small marginal drawings; the Kaaba at Mecca (fol. 183v) and a mosque (fol. 190v), 29 gold vases with flower bouquets on verso margins, marking beginnings of suras.

Script: 
naskh
Language: 
Arabic
Century: 
Classification: