[Qurʾan].

Record ID: 
182837
Accession number: 
MS W.51
Title: 
[Qurʾan].
Created: 
[Iran], 1785.
Binding: 
19th-century (?) green block-stamped and lacquer-painted leather over pasteboard, red leather doublures, block-stamped and gold-painted, in stamped-paper-covered slipcase by JPW.
Credit: 
Bequest of Julia Parker Wightman, 1994.
Description: 
339 leaves (2 columns, 21 lines), bound : polished paper, ill. ; 234 x 138 mm.
Provenance: 
Dealer's no. 521 pasted on front doublure; purchased by Julia Parker Wightman in 1942; JPW 2185; Julia Parker Wightman Bequest in 1994.
Notes: 

Ms. koran; written and illuminated in Iran in 1785.
Decoration: 4 illuminated title pages with headpieces and ornamental border; 3 illuminated text pages with full illuminated border in floral motifs.
Colophon on fol. 174r; According to Anne Contedini (on April 11, 2001), date is 1032 = 1785.

Script: 
nasta'līq
Language: 
Persian and Arabic
Century: 
Classification: