The Quran in East and West: Manuscripts and Printed Books

Item Information

Quran, double page section from the sūrat al-Naḥl, colophon, cover
Quran, double page section from the sūrat al-Naḥl, colophon, cover
Quran, double page section from the sūrat al-Naḥl, colophon, cover
Quran, double page section from the sūrat al-Naḥl, colophon, cover

Dublin Core

Title

Quran, double page section from the sūrat al-Naḥl, colophon, cover

Subject

Islam

Description

incomplete copy of the Quran that begins with verse 2:17

Date

1849 to 1850 (1266 HIJRA)

Contributor

Muṣṭafā Ṣifat al-Qunawī

Language

ara

Identifier

CLIO id: 4488501

Additional Item Metadata

Spatial Coverage

Ottoman Empire

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. 2

MODS

Key Date

1849 1850

Type of Date

exact

Place of Origin

Ottoman Empire

Form/Genre

manuscripts

Repository Name

nnc-ut

Shelf Location

Burke Arabic MS 5

Notes

the scribe names himself in the dated colophon
no marginal notes
neither seal impressions nor ownership notes

reference:
Christopher de Hamel, Cutting up Manuscripts for Pleasure and Profit, Charlottesville, Va. 2000

Physical Description of item from which images are taken: no endpapers
3 detached flyleaves: 1 at the beginning and 2 at the end
301 fols. with pencilled foliation in western numerals
at least 2 fols. of the original textblock are missing at the beginning (that is: verses 1:1 - 2:16)
manuscript is too tightly bound to determine the gatherings
machine-made wove paper
17.8 x 11.8 cm
rubrication
illumination
blind-tooled and gilt-painted leather binding with flap that is contemporary with the textblock

Language of Cataloging

eng

Digital Origin

rd

Collection

Arabic manuscripts collection

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

book with envelope binding

Physical Dimensions

18 x 12 x 3 cm (textblock)
18 x 12 cm (board) and 18 x 35 cm (complete binding)

Citation

“Quran, double page section from the sūrat al-Naḥl, colophon, cover,” Columbia University Libraries Online Exhibitions, accessed May 19, 2024, https://exhibitions.library.columbia.edu/exhibits/show/quran/item/6097.

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