Ruznama (Daily almanac)

Manuscript; Ruznama (Daily almanac) with tables for regulating the times of prayer, and marginal writings with agricultural and astrological information (fols. 2-7); Turkish in black, red and gold small naskh script; 10 folios with a sarlawh (folio 1verso), and 11 tables with marginal writings; inscriptions (folio 6 verso); standard page: one column, 25 lines of text.
Binding: The manuscript is bound in red leather over paper pasteboards with gold tooling on the exterior covers and doublures of mottled yellow paper.

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Maker(s)
Calligrapher: Sulayman
Historical period(s)
Ottoman period, 1807 (1222 A.H.)
Medium
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 21.7 x 13.4 cm (8 9/16 x 5 1/4 in)
Geography
Turkey
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1906.307
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Manuscript

Keywords
almanac, astrology, illumination, naskh script, Ottoman period (1307 - 1922), Turkey
Provenance

From at least 1906 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), acquired from an unrecorded source by at least 1906 [1]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [2]

Notes:

[1] See Reserved Book List, R. 6013.8, on the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. This was one of a lot of ten previously undescribed books, from the Freer house library, which were put under No. 6013 on the Reserved Book List (see Curatorial Remark 1, G.D.G., 1935, in the object record, as well as F1906.302, Curatorial Remark 1, G.D.G., 1935, in the object record).

[2] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.

Previous Owner(s)

Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Description

Manuscript; Ruznama (Daily almanac) with tables for regulating the times of prayer, and marginal writings with agricultural and astrological information (fols. 2-7); Turkish in black, red and gold small naskh script; 10 folios with a sarlawh (folio 1verso), and 11 tables with marginal writings; inscriptions (folio 6 verso); standard page: one column, 25 lines of text.
Binding: The manuscript is bound in red leather over paper pasteboards with gold tooling on the exterior covers and doublures of mottled yellow paper.

Inscription(s)

Folio 6 verso: inscriptions contain the name of calligrapher: Sulayman

Published References
  • Howard Turner. Science in Medieval Islam: An Illustrated Introduction., 1st ed. Austin, 1995-1997. .
  • Freer Gallery of Art. Arts of Asia at the Time of American Independence: Bicentennial Exhibition, Freer Gallery of Art. Exh. cat. Washington, 1975-1976. p. 31.
  • Dr. Esin Atil. Ottoman Art at the Freer Gallery of Art. no. 4 Istanbul, 1970-1971. p. 186.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum