Qurʾan

Record ID: 
379710
Accession number: 
MS M.1196
Title: 
Qurʾan
Created: 
Turkey (Ottoman), 1276 [i.e. 1859-1860]
Binding: 
Brown leather, gold painted designs, pink endpapers, doublures, and inside flap.
Credit: 
Gift of George L. Tutt in memory of his wife, Ann Carlson Tutt, 2015.
Description: 
304 folios, bound : cream paper, ill. ; 187 x 118 mm; ruled surface: 115 x 59 mm
Provenance: 
Purchased by Harry E. Carlson from a Russian émigré in the 1930s; inherited in 1992 by his daughter, Ann Carlson Tutt (1938-2006); inherited by her husband, George L. Tutt. Gift of George L. Tutt in memory of his wife, Ann Carlson Tutt, 2015.
Notes: 

Decoration:
Harry E. Carlson, who died in 1992, was Assistant to Secretary of Commerce, Henry A. Wallace, and a candidate for Governor of New Hampshire in 1948, losing to Sherman Adams.
Double-page frontispiece (ff. 1v, 2) with quarter-page illuminated 'unvans in Ottoman floral style in black, red, blue, green, and orange (rubbed). 30 section markers (juz) with various colors and designs. Surah headings in white on gold; gold dots between verse; ever fifth verse indicated by the word for "five" (hamsa) written in the margins.

Script: 
naskh
Language: 
Arabic
Century: 
Classification: