[Qurʾan].

Record ID: 
182871
Accession number: 
MS W.53
Title: 
[Qurʾan].
Created: 
[Turkey, 1840-1849]
Binding: 
Turkish 19th-century red morocco envelope flap binding with borders of blind stamped S-shapes, central block-stamped medallion with additions above and below on vertical axis,front and back; a smaller stamp on envelope flap.
Credit: 
Bequest of Julia Parker Wightman, 1994.
Description: 
304 leaves (1 column, 15 lines), bound : polished paper, ill. ; 197 x 113 mm.
Provenance: 
Brentano's, New York (blue label on end pastedown); purchased by Julia Parker Wightman from Brentano's in 1940; JPW 2132; Julia Parker Wightman Bequest in 1994.
Notes: 

Ms. koran; written and illuminated in Turkey, 1840s.
Decoration: 2 full-page illuminated title pages, in gold and colors; each text page is bordered with narrow gold band, sentences/verses separated by gold dots, sura headings in white on gold panel.
According to Anne Contedini (on April 11, 2001), the manuscript is not dated but dateable to the 1840s.

Script: 
naskh
Language: 
Arabic
Century: 
Classification: