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
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
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
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, pp. 1-3.
  • 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
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