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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.
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.
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.
Date: 1714? Contributing Institution: Duke University Libraries Description: Manuscript codex.;Title of text 1 from text, leaf 7b; title of text 2 from colophon, leaf 214b ("ashraf" erroneously spelled "ashrāf").;Physical description: 7 lines per page, written in large maghribī script, on glazed, laid European paper. Fully vocalized in red, yellow, and green. Keywords in red or green. Text framed in double red lines. Catchwords; some marginal notes. Manuscript has been trimmed. Leaf 1b has pasted label, and leaves 2a, 3a-4a, 215b-220b contain prayers written by different hands. Arrow-shaped pieces of paper of varying colors pasted in the margins (apparently as bookmarks) of leaves 6a, 8a-b, 24a-b, 31a-b, 34a-34b, 65b, 77a-b, 101a-b, 108a-b, 110a-b, 121a-b, 133a-b, 145a-b, 186a-187b, 189a-190b, 214a-b. Leaves 1a, 2b, 4b-6a, 187b-189a, 215a, 222a-223b blank. Some insect damage and smudging; cover partially detached.;Decoration: Opening page of text (leaf 6b) has yellow border with statement of responsibility set within a box framed in green, red, and yellow; mandala of the same colors in margin. Chapter headings similarly styled (leaves 65a, 77a, 101b, 133a, 145a). Schematic diagrams of the shrines at Mecca and Medina in yellow, brown, red, and green on leaves 31b-32a.;Text 1 (leaves 6b-187a) is al-Jazūlī's well-known collection of prayers for the Prophet, including those associated with the pilgrimage to the Prophet's tomb in Medina. Text 2 (leaves 189b-214b) is al-Būṣīrī's Qaṣīdat al-Burdah, a well-known poem in praise of the Prophet Muḥammad.;Red leather Islamic binding with flap; gold-stamped central diamond consisting of four octofoils, with pendants and corner octofoils; tooled fillets.