Qur'an, final volume of a multi-volume set

Record ID: 
381829
Accession number: 
MS M.1186
Title: 
Qur'an, final volume of a multi-volume set
Created: 
Shiraz, Iran, 1856-1857 (AH 1273).
Binding: 
Stamped red leather with relaced, detached spine.
Description: 
118 folios (1 column, 10 lines), : paper; 265 x 170 mm.
Provenance: 
Purchased by Gladys E. Cook in Teheran from Mehdyzadeh Bros., 1961, bequeathed to her nephew Robert G. Calkins, who gave it to the Morgan library, 2013.
Notes: 

15 lines of text.
Arabic with interlinear translations in Persian. Ten lines in naskh in black ink (Arabic), and smaller interlinear Persian translation in cursive nasta'liq (red ink).
Scribe: Name of scribe for Arabic text not readable; scribe of the Persian translation is Nasir Isma'il ibn Abdukkah al-Khwansari.
Decoration: Fols. 1v-2 have half-page unvans in gold, red, and blue; the names of suras are written on gold ovals in the middle of blue and red panels; and small gold lozenges separate the verses (ayats).
A stylistically related Qur'an was sold at Sotheby's London, 18 April 2007, lot 11.
In the late 17th century many Qur'ans made in Persia and Kashmir exhibit a new format incorporating interlinear Persian translations, an idea probablyoriginating at the Persian court of Shah Sultan Husayn while still a prince (see for example Sotheby's London, 14 April 2010, lot 29).

Script: 
naskh, nasta'liq
Language: 
Arabic
Century: 
Classification: