The Quran in East and West: Manuscripts and Printed Books

Item Information

Quran, sura 1 opening pages, sura 2 opening pages
Quran, sura 1 opening pages, sura 2 opening pages

Dublin Core

Title

Quran, sura 1 opening pages, sura 2 opening pages

Subject

Islam

Description

complete copy of the Quran

Date

undated (between 1600 and 1800)

Language

ara

Identifier

CLIO id: 4488501

Additional Item Metadata

Spatial Coverage

South Asia

Provenance

unknown

Citation

M. Krek, "Islamic Manuscripts in North American Libraries: Part 5 - Union Theological Seminary Library," MELA Notes, no. 36 (Fall 1985), p. 4 s.v. 3

MODS

Key Date

1600 1800

Type of Date

inferred

Place of Origin

India

Form/Genre

manuscripts

Repository Name

nnc-ut

Shelf Location

Burke Arabic MS 2

Notes

no colophon
marginal notes in Persian
illegible impression of square seal
the later added pages contain four chapters of a Persian theological treatise, a prayer, and a chart

Physical Description for item from which digital images are taken:
2 endpapers
413 fols. with pencilled foliation in western numerals
fol. 405 was counted twice
fols. 2-405i constitute the original Quran manuscript
gatherings of 4 bifolia, but the first two gatherings (fols. 1-11) are irregular
fols. 2-405i are thin transparent laid paper without visible chainlines, while fols. 1 and 405ii-413 are different laid papers with visible regular chainlines
22.2 x 13.4 cm, but the textblock was cropped for the binding
rubrication
illumination
detached leather binding with flap

Language of Cataloging

eng

Digital Origin

rd

Collection

Arabic manuscripts collection

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

book

Physical Dimensions

22.75 x 14.75 x 5 cm

Citation

“Quran, sura 1 opening pages, sura 2 opening pages,” Columbia University Libraries Online Exhibitions, accessed May 19, 2024, https://exhibitions.library.columbia.edu/exhibits/show/quran/item/6094.

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