19th-century Turkish brown leather envelope binding with folding flap, main panels have center rectangle with green and gold painted cross-work in leaf design, bordered by 2 block-stamped fillets of interconnecting S-shapes, painted gold over green, the gold mostly worn off. Cerise glossy paper pastedowns and flyleaves.
Bequest of Julia Parker Wightman, 1994.
307 leaves (1 column, 15 lines), bound : polished paper, ill. ; 164 x 114 mm.
Purchased by Julia Parker Wightman in 1941; JPW 1661; Julia Parker Wightman Bequest in 1994.
Ms. koran; written and illuminated in Constantinople (?) in 1870.
Colophon on fol. 307; according to Anne Contedini, 4/11/01, colophon reads H.1287 = A.D. 1870
Scribe: Muhammad Shākir.
Decoration: 3 illuminated title pages and 1 illuminated colophon page, text written within blue bordered circle, richly ornamented borders and decorative panels on gold leaf ground. Sūra headings in white on gold cartouches in the center of panels.