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, May 26, 2012

Ancient Manuscript Review 52 : Antique Ottoman Quran ( 1179AH)

This is a complete Ottoman handwritten Quran. I acquired it from Istanbul sometime in 2005.

Manuscript Specs

Item : A handwritten Ottoman Quran
Content : A complete Quran
Dim : 7.5" x 5" x 1"
Date : 1179 AH ( 1765CE)
Copyist : Anonymous
Origin : Turkey
Calligraphy : Nasqh
Design : Text written in Nasqh script on cream paper with vowel & diacritical signs in black & red. 15 lines per page.The first two pages are plainly decorated.
Purchased Price :USD


  1. Assalamu'alaikum

    I'm Faisal, an Indonesian based in Norway. I guess that you're working in Oil/Gas as I'm doing that too.

    I'm also antique enthusiast and having 2 complete Qurans, one mughal and one dluang Quran. In addition to these complete manuscripts, I also manage to have a bifolium of Andalusian Quran dated 12th century AD, in which I acquired from Kuwait.

    I'm also collecting some islamic artefacts like weaponary, pottery, orientalist painting, old rugs etc.

    I'm just wondering where you're from, but you sound like malaysian. If it's true, then I'd like to tell you that I used to live in KL as well and work for Carigali before moved to Norway.

    I'm now after old kufic Quran (8-11th century AD). Just wondering whether you have any information on how to find this Kufic Quran with reasonable price.

    Many thanks


  2. you may also send an e-mail to my gmail account.



  3. Assalamualaikum,
    how are you?
    i have many types collection of manuscripts in arabic,persian,qurans.

  4. my name is Anwaar samadani
    from india
    have a large manuscripts.if you wants so call me. or mail me