Fine illuminated Qur'an manuscript

Quran. A fine illuminated Qur'an manuscript.

[Ottoman Empire], [1862 CE].

8vo. 307 ff. Naskh calligraphy, 15 lines. Black ink on polished paper; borders in red and gold; sura headings in white ink on gilt; gilt discs for verse divisions. Double-page 'unwan on first two pages shows elaborate gilt ornamentation; colophon shows floral ornamentation in green and gilt. Coloured floral decoration to margins. Later cloth.


Colophon in Arabic: "Finished Thursday afternoon 3 o'clock. The scribe is the son of Mehmed Halil Ibrahim, what is done is determined by Allah".

Provenance: acquired in Istanbul, Turkey, in the 1960s.

Art.-Nr.: BN#48527 Schlagwörter: , , ,