A journey to search my soul

This is a blog of my personal collections. The purpose of this blog is to educate myself and public in regards to antiquities especially related to religion and calligraphy. I welcome everyone to input their feedback in this blog which they think would be helpful. I do not watermark the photos in this blog so everyone is free to use them as long as they are not used for illegal and unethical reasons. I appreciate if you could notify me if you plan to use any of the photos here. Enjoy browsing!!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Ancient Manuscript Review 29 : Antique Ottoman Quran ( 1274 AH)

This is the first handwritten Ottoman Quran that came into my possession. It was also the "gate" into collecting other Ottoman Qurans. It was in 2004 when I was assigned to work in Turkmenistan. On every trip , the plane would be on transit in Istanbul. I took this transit time to wander around Istanbul and found myself in Sahaflar Carsici Istanbul. It is the oldest manuscript bazaar in Istanbul. I saw this Quran but its so pricey. However I bought it anyway and thinking I wouldnt be buying anymore due to their price. But it turns out I couldn't stop buying!!

Manuscript Specs

Item : A handwritten Ottoman Quran
Content : A complete Quran
Dim : 7" x 5" x 1"
Date : 1274 AH ( 1848CE)
Copyist : AsSaid Sulaiman AsSyakib
Origin : Turkey
Calligraphy : Nasqh
Design : Text written in Nasqh script on cream paper with vowel & diacritical signs in black & red. 15 lines per page with floral ornaments in margin.The first 2 & the last 2 pages are illuminated & gold gilded.
Purchased Price :USD

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