The Quran in East and West: Manuscripts and Printed Books

Item Information

Quran, opening pages, sura 1 and sura 2, end pages
Quran, opening pages, sura 1 and sura 2, end pages
Quran, opening pages, sura 1 and sura 2, end pages

Dublin Core

Title

Quran, opening pages, sura 1 and sura 2, end pages

Subject

Islam

Description

complete copy of the Quran, oldest copy in Burke Library

Date

undated (before 1300)

Language

ara

Identifier

CLIO id: 4488501

Additional Item Metadata

Spatial Coverage

Mesopotamia

Provenance

unknown

Citation

M. Krek, "Islamic Manuscripts in North American Libraries: Part 5 - Union Theological Seminary Library," MELA Notes, no. 36 (Fall 1985), p. 5 s.v. 5

MODS

Key Date

1000 1300

Type of Date

inferred

Place of Origin

Iraq or Iran

Form/Genre

manuscripts

Repository Name

nnc-ut

Shelf Location

Burke Arabic MS 1

Notes

since the finispiece directly follows the last sura, information about workshop or patron might have been stated in the missing opening folios
marginal notes in Arabic
impressions of 2 different seals
dated ownership notes from the first half of the 19th century

Physical Description for item from which digital images are taken:
2 endpapers
116 fols. with pencilled foliation in western numerals
the endpapers and fol. [1] are later replacements
gatherings of 3 and 4 bifolia alternate in no recognizable order, but the first gathering of 3 bifolia is missing 2 folios
fols. 2-116 are thick brownish laid paper without visible chainlines, while fol. 1 and the endpapers are different laid papers with visible regular chainlines
13.5 x 9 cm, but the textblock was cropped for the binding
rubrication
illumination
blind-tooled leather binding with flap that is not contemporary with the textblock

reference:
for Qurans of similar size and illumination and with the same text distribution at the beginning, cf. two manuscripts in the Nasser D. Khalili Collection of Islamic Art in: David James, The Master Scribes: Qurʾans of the 10th to 14th Centuries AD, London 1992, pp. 24-29 s.v. 1-2

Language of Cataloging

eng

Digital Origin

rd

Collection

Arabic manuscripts collection

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

manuscripts

Physical Dimensions

13.75 x 10 x 3 cm

Citation

“Quran, opening pages, sura 1 and sura 2, end pages,” Columbia University Libraries Online Exhibitions, accessed May 19, 2024, https://exhibitions.library.columbia.edu/exhibits/show/quran/item/6093.

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