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!!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Ancient Manuscript Review 40 : Antique Yemeni Quran Manuscript ( 986 AH)

This is my first Quran acquired from Yemen. It is incomplete as the first surah Al Fatihah and last few pages missing. The Quran was written in a simple Naskh calligraphy. This Quran has no proper colophone however there is a scribble on the back cover with what appear as year 975 AH ( 1567CE).

I couldn't help to notice that this Quran has a strange drawing on the margin as in picture below. Is this a Talisman?

Manuscript Specs

Item : Antique Yemeni Quran
Content : A Quran
Dim : 8" x 7" x 2.5"
Date : 986 AH ( 1578 CE)
Copyist : indecipherable
Origin : Yemen
Calligraphy : Naskh
Design : 14 lines written in Naskh with red border
Purchased Price :US

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