Munajat Qur’an (Book of prayers)

Manuscript; Munajat Qur’an (Book of prayers); text: Arabic in black, white and gold naskh script with illuminated headings in muhaqqaq script; vocalized in black; 53 folios with 2 sarlawhs (fols. 1, 2 verso) and gold rosette verse markers; standard page: one column, 9 lines of text.
Binding: The manuscript is bound in red leather over paper pasteboards with embossed tooling and corner-pieces. The envelope flap has a border identical to that on the upper and lower covers. The doublures have a central scalloped medallion and corner-pieces.

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Historical period(s)
Ottoman period, 17th century?
Medium
Ink, color and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 25.2 x 17.2 cm (9 15/16 x 6 3/4 in)
Geography
Turkey
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1937.37
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Manuscript

Keywords
illumination, Islam, muhaqqaq script, naskh script, Ottoman period (1307 - 1922), prayer, Qur'an, Turkey, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Elizabeth T. Riefstahl

Description

Manuscript; Munajat Qur'an (Book of prayers); text: Arabic in black, white and gold naskh script with illuminated headings in muhaqqaq script; vocalized in black; 53 folios with 2 sarlawhs (fols. 1, 2 verso) and gold rosette verse markers; standard page: one column, 9 lines of text.
Binding: The manuscript is bound in red leather over paper pasteboards with embossed tooling and corner-pieces. The envelope flap has a border identical to that on the upper and lower covers. The doublures have a central scalloped medallion and corner-pieces.

Published References
  • Dr. Esin Atil. Exhibition of 2500 Years of Persian Art. Exh. cat. Washington, 1971. cat. 7, p.1, p. 3.
  • Oleg Akimushkin Priscilla P. Soucek. The Arts of the Book in Central Asia: 14th - 16th Centuries. London and Paris. pp.10, 19, 35,39, pl. 1, pl. 5.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum