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  • F7623m47z?file=thumbnail
    Date: 14uu/16uu
    Contributing Institution: Duke University Libraries
    Description: Manuscript leaf.;Title devised by cataloger.;Physical description: 15 lines per page in naskh script on thin glazed, laid Arabic paper. Text fully vocalized; catchwords. Verse markers in gold, red and blue; gold and black border. Surah heading in white on gold ground with blue border decorated with white and gold dots.;A fragment from a copy of the Qurʼān containing Sūrat al-Mursalāt, verses 9-50, plus the heading for Sūrat al-Nabaʼ.
  • 7p88cp45x?file=thumbnail
    Date: 1801/1802~ and 1216
    Contributing Institution: Duke University Libraries
    Description: Manuscript codex.;Title supplied by cataloger.;Physical description: 15 lines per page in naskh script on heavy glazed, laid European paper. Gold borders and verse markers; red punctuation marks, catchwords. Surah headings in silver over gold ground. Text fully vocalized. Erroneously foliated in pencil beginning on front flyleaf. Extensive marginal notes, largely concerning recitation. First two leaves ragged with illuminations somewhat smudged.;Decoration: On leaves 1b-2a [= 2b-3a], illuminated two-page gold and polychrome carpet design. Text of Sūrat al-Fātiḥah and beginning of Sūrat al-Baqarah set within clouds on gold ground with black, gold and white braids on either side; rectangles with pink borders and pink and lavender floral design adjacent to text box on top and bottom. Red border runs along inner page and around text area, separating it from a wide gold border decorated with a polychrome floral pattern. Along the periphery are red and blue tīghs radiating outward. On leaf 304a [= 305a], copyist's note is set within a circle, in clouds on gold ground. The circle is set within a square and bordered on the top and bottom by rectangles. The square and rectangles are decorated with a gold and polychrome floral design. Ajzāʼ and places of prostration marked in margins with stylized illuminated flower with tīghs above and below.;An illuminated manuscript of the Quran, followed by Duʻāʼ khatm on leaves 303a-b [= 304a-b].;Brown leather Islamic binding with flap; gold-stamped central mandorla, pendants, and corner pieces of red leather; gold tooling. Yellow paper pastedowns and flyleaves. Binding repaired on inner covers with green cloth.
  • R207tw89s?file=thumbnail
    Date: 1258 and 1842
    Contributing Institution: Duke University Libraries
    Description: Manuscript codex.;Title supplied by cataloger.;Physical description: 15 lines per page in naskh script on glazed, laid European paper. Gold borders and verse markers; red punctuation marks; catchwords. Surah headings in red. Text fully vocalized. A few marginal notes concerned with recitation and marking aḥzāb. Partially detached from spine.;Decoration: On leaves 1b-2a, text of Sūrat al-Fātiḥah and beginning of Sūrat al-Baqarah bordered by gold on either side and rectangles above and below. Upper rectangle contains yellow border with vegetal design on gold ground. It is surmounted by a gold cupola containing a vegetal design, bordered on three sides by a double border of lavender and green, with blue and red tīghs on top. The lower rectangle contains a double border of green and lavender as well as a vegetal design on gold ground. Ajzāʼ marked in margin with stylized illuminated flower with tīghs above and below.;An illuminated manuscript of the Qurʼan.;Red leather Islamic binding with flap; gold-stamped border. Blue paper pastedowns and flyleaves. Binding repaired with green leather and blue cloth.
  • Mg74qt57k?file=thumbnail
    Date: 16uu/17uu
    Contributing Institution: Duke University Libraries
    Description: Manuscript codex.;Title devised by cataloger.;Physical description: 9 lines per page, in elegant naskh script on tan glazed, laid Arabic paper. Text fully vocalized; catchwords. Leaves 1b, 3a, 142b-144a blank. Occasional light smudging.;Decoration for opening sūrah: 2-page illuminated spread on leaves 3b-4a. ʻUnwān on leaf 3b contains floral design in salmon and gold on backgrounds of blue, olive green and black; sūrah title written in salmon set within an olive green dodecafoil. The ʻunwān is surmounted by blue and red tīghs and bounded on three sides by decorated olive green, salmon, and black borders. On leaves 3b-4a is a wide border with scalloped edges and decorated in a manner similar to the ʻunwān; space between the border and page edge is filled with blue and red tīghs. Text is set within clouds on gold ground; verse markers in green, salmon and gold and floral design in gold and salmon above basmalah. Endpiece at end of sūrah (leaf 33b) filled with floral design similar to ʻunwāns with pink and olive green borders.;Decoration for remainder of sūrahs, āyahs, litanies and prayers: Opening page of second sūrah (leaf 34a) contains an ʻunwān consisting of floral design on blue background, surmounted by blue and red tīghs and bordered on three sides by gold, pink and yellow; gold foliar design over basmalah. Opening pages of succeeding sūrahs, āyahs, litanies and prayers (leaves 42a, 46a, 53a, 59b, 64b, 70a, 74a, 76a, 78a, 80b-83b, 85a-b, 86b-94b, 96a-98b, 100a-102b, 106a, 107b, 111b, 112b, 113b) marked with small ʻunwāns in a variety of designs, generally consisting of the title in white set on gold ground, flanked on either side by a polychrome floral design and framed in a colored border; gold foliar design over basmalah. Polychrome floral endpieces on leaves 95a, 114a. Remainder of text framed in thick gold and thin red border, with similar verse markers.;Decoration for names, ḥilyahs and other texts: Leaves 114b-115b contain the words Allāh and Muḥammad, respectively; names are written in large gold script and set within a violet mandala with gold border. Mandala sits within a rectangle with red background and violet foliar design; in the corners are pious phrases written in red set within octofoils with gold borders. Above and below the central rectangle are ʻunwans in gold, with pious phrases written in white in the center and flanked by a red and black floral pattern, framed in a red border with violet dots. Entire piece framed in red and gold. Ḥilyahs (leaves 115b-125a) follow the same pattern, but in mandala text is written in clouds on gold ground with polychrome punctuation marks; central rectangle always contains two colors, one for the background and one for the foliar pattern (red on pink, red on orange, dark blue on pale blue, etc. ). Corner octofoils contain epithets; ʻunwāns always bordered by a color with dots (black on pale blue, red on pink, blue on red, etc. ). Remaining leaves illuminated similarly, in a variety of color schemes; some contain illustrations with or without an ʻunwān at the top. Facing pages generally illuminated in the same color scheme.;A beautifully illuminated selection of sūrahs and āyahs from the Qurʼān, followed by ḥilyahs, talismans and diagrams of Muḥammad's relics and other objects and places of religious significance.;Full brown leather Islamic binding with gold-stamped central mandorla, pendants, cornerpieces, and border, all of which are decorated with dots and arabesques. Gold-stamped fillets. Red leather doublures decorated with a gold octofoil pattern with central gold dots. A piece of leather with the same design is attached to leaves 1a, 144b.;Forms part of the Harry L. and Mary K. Dalton Collection (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University).;Forms part of the Alfred and Elizabeth Brand Collection of Rare Books and Manuscripts.
  • H989rb401?file=thumbnail
    Date: 1700/1799?
    Contributing Institution: Duke University Libraries
    Description: Manuscript codex.;Title devised by cataloger.;Physical description: 11 lines per page in naskh script on glazed, laid Arabic paper. Interlinear Persian translation in small, red nastaʻlīq. Arabic text fully vocalized; catchwords. Gold verse markers. Leaf 3 blank, inserted to protect illuminations.;Decoration: Leaves 2b, 4a illuminated in gold, blue, orange and other colors. Each of the five lines of Arabic text is written on a gold-sprinkled background and bordered by black and gold. Five borders of varying widths surround the text on three sides and contain traditional Persian floral patterns and geometric shapes. Between the outer two borders is an undecorated margin containing the text of the same juzʼ, written on a diagonal, the Arabic text in the upper portion written in red naskh, and the Persian translation in the lower portion written in black nastaʻlīq. Remainder of manuscript is illuminated in gold, red and green. Text is illuminated in the same manner as the opening pages and is bordered by a gold foliar pattern on three sides. Surrounding this is a wide, gold-sprinkled margin continuing the juzʼ from the margin on the previous page, written on a diagonal, the Arabic in red naskh alternating with the Persian in black nastaʻlīq. A portion of the Arabic text is lacking in the margin on leaf 18b. The outer border contains a floral pattern. Illuminated rectangles of gold with blue floral pattern on either side mark the sūrahs.;A lavishly illuminated manuscript of Juzʼ 22 of the Qur'an with interlinear Persian translation.;Well-executed lacquered covers and doublures; covers feature six rows of flowering plants surrounded by a floral border, while doublures are decorated with a large bouquet surrounded by a floral border.;Forms part of the Dupree Collection (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University).