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, July 21, 2012

Ancient Manuscript Review 62 : Antique Malay Quran Manuscript ( 19th century)

This is a written Quran manuscript originated from South East Asia. Its believed to have been written in 19th century. Few pages of these manuscripts were damaged due to ages. Some pages are missing, water stained and torn especially at bottom page near the spine. Hard cover with red fabric cover. Back cover with a flap is loose.Written in coarse Naskhi script in black ink on beige paper, 13 lines to a page. All headings are written in faded brown ink with every “ayah” or verses are separated by small black circle.
I acquired this manuscript from a friend in Indonesia quite a while ago.

Manuscript Specs

Item : Antique Quran Manuscript
Content : Quran
Dim : 33x21cmx7cm
Date : 19th century
Copyist : anonymous
Origin : South East Asia
Calligraphy : Malay ?
Design : Written in Malay scripts in red & black
Purchased Price :US

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