Collection: Henri Vever collection

523 objects
S1986.8

Book cover

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S1986.73.2

Finispiece from a Qur’an, recto: text: left-hand half of a double-page finispiece; verso: falnama

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Detached bifolio from a Qur’an; recto: left-hand half of a double-page finispiece, detached from the facing folio (S1986.73.1), recto begins with “b’ad”; verso: falnama, verso begins with “Allah”; Arabic in white and black thuluth, naskh and muhaqqaq scripts; vocalized in black; 2 columns; 7 lines and 2 headings; one of a group of twenty folios. …

S1986.73.1

Finispiece from a Qur’an, recto: text: sura 113:1-5, sura 114:1-6; verso: text: right-hand half of a double-page finispiece

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Detached bifolio from a Qur’an; recto: Sura al-Falaq (the Daybreak) 113:1-5, Sura al-Nas (the Mankind) 114:1-6, recto begins with “bismillah”; verso: right-hand half of a double-page finispiece, detached from the facing folio (S1986.73.2); prayers and pious tracts following the last sura of the Qur’an, “al-du’a ba’d khatm al-Qur’an” (prayers after complete recitation of the Qur’an), …

S1986.6

Book cover

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S1986.65a-b

Folio from a Qur’an, sura 5:34-36

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Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur’an; separate from the facing folio S1986.64; recto: Sura al-Ma’ida (the Table spread) 5:34 and part of 35, recto begins with “illalladhina”; verso: sura 5:parts of 35 and 36, verso begins with “waja[a]hidu; Arabic in black “eastern kufic (New Style)” script with stylized scrolling floral design; illuminated …

S1986.64a-b

Folio from a Qur’an, sura 5:36-39

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Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Qur’an; separate from facing folio S1986.65; recto: Sura al-Ma’ida (the Table spread) 5: part of 36-37 and part of 38, recto begins with “yawm al-qiyamati”; verso: sura 5: parts of 38 and 39, verso begins with “wa’l-sariqatu”; Arabic in black “eastern kufic (New Style)” script with stylized …

S1986.5

Book cover

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S1986.4

Book cover

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A cover of a book binding; brown leather cover with gold and blind tooling; a ten-pointed star at the centre with dot punches and geometric strapworks; doublure of block-pressed leather. The doublure have an allover pattern of stems, leaves, and stars.

S1986.63

Iskandarnama (Book of Alexander) by Nizami (d. 1209)

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Book: Iskandarnama by Nizami (d. 1209); lithography with illustrations; Persian in black nasta’liq script; 371 folios with 10 sarlawhs (fols. 1verso, 45recto, 45verso, 180verso, 228verso, 229recto, 292verso, 293recto,332verso, 333recto); 158 illustrations, 7 colophons (fols. 43recto, 107verso, 179verso, 227verso, 291verso, 331recto, 371recto), 6 preface (fols. 44,108,180,228,292,332 rectos), inscription (folio 1 recto); standard page: 1 column, 39 …