[Qurʾan].

Record ID: 
182849
Accession number: 
MS W.52
Title: 
[Qurʾan].
Created: 
[17--]
Credit: 
Bequest; Julia Parker Wightman; 1994.
Description: 
277 leaves (1 column, 16 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 125 x 81 mm.
Provenance: 
Philip C. Duschnes, New York; purchased by Julia Parker Wightman from Duschnes in 1957; JPW 3559; Julia Parker Wightman Bequest in 1994; misappropriated in 1995; purchased by Bauman Rare Books of Philadelphia; returned by Bauman to the Morgan Library 24 April 2001.
Notes: 

Ms. Koran; written and illuminated in Iran, 18th century.
The codex is written on extremely thin, almost transparent vellum.
Decoration: 6 carpet pages (3 double page openings, fols. 2v-3, 3v-4, 4v-5), fully illuminated in colors over gold leaf laid on central rectangle, with wide border of gold leaf with fine floral decoration in geometrical patterns. Sūra headings in red on gold panels with colored decoration at sides. Each page has text written upon a silvery ground in the central rectangle, bordered by colored rulings, red, green, blue, gold.
Binding: lacquered polychrome papier-mâché binding with elaborate flower composition on an iridescent gold poudre ground, framed with 2 rows of geometrical designs separated by gold lines. Doublures have painted iris plants on a vermillion ground with narrow border of black geometrical motifs.

Script: 
naskh.
Language: 
In Arabic;
Century: 
Classification: