Book of prayers

Manuscript; Book of prayers; Arabic in black and red naskh script; 117 folios with one sarlawh (folio 1 verso); a late nineteenth-century inscription on folio 117 recto; illuminated marginal medallion; standard page: 1 column, 9 lines of text.
Binding: The manuscript is bound in leather over paper pasteboards with gilt, block- stamped medallions and cornerpieces on the exterior covers. The doublures are of leather with gold-painted designs. The envelope flap has a surface and border identical to that on the upper and lower covers.

Historical period(s)
Ottoman period, 18th century
Medium
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W (overall): 21.5 x 16 cm (8 7/16 x 6 5/16 in)
Geography
Turkey
Credit Line
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1986.32
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Manuscript

Keywords
Henri Vever collection, illumination, naskh script, Ottoman period (1307 - 1922), prayer, Turkey, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Description

Manuscript; Book of prayers; Arabic in black and red naskh script; 117 folios with one sarlawh (folio 1 verso); a late nineteenth-century inscription on folio 117 recto; illuminated marginal medallion; standard page: 1 column, 9 lines of text.
Binding: The manuscript is bound in leather over paper pasteboards with gilt, block- stamped medallions and cornerpieces on the exterior covers. The doublures are of leather with gold-painted designs. The envelope flap has a surface and border identical to that on the upper and lower covers.

Inscription(s)

A late nineteenth-century inscription that does not pertain to the manuscript appears on folio 117 recto.

Published References
  • Glenn D. Lowry, Milo Cleveland Beach, Elisabeth West FitzHugh, Susan Nemanzee, Janet Snyder. An Annotated and Illustrated Checklist of the Vever Collection. Washington and Seattle. cat. 37, p. 29.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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