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!!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Ancient Manuscript Review 86 : Antique Etiopia Quran (18-19th century)

This is a beautifully written Quran manuscript originated from Etiopia. Its believed to have been written in 18-19th century. This manuscript is written in Sudanese type calligraphy in black ink on western paper 11 lines to a page. I still need to do more research about this type of calligraphy. It looks in between Sudani & Somali calligraphy but definitely stemmed from Maghribi style.Brown leather binding beautifully embossed in a middle with a flap.No pages are missing. The borders of the pages are ruled with double line red . This is just a juz from a Quran. This is a very rare acquisition because we dont see many Etiopian Quran in the market or in international hands. I am blessed to have acquired this manuscript. I acquired this manuscript from a friend in Etiopia recently.

Manuscript Specs

Item : Antique Etiopia Quran
Manuscript Content : Juz 15 of Quran
Dim : 16 cm x 12.5 cm x 2 cm
Date : 18-19th century
Copyist : anonymous
Origin : Etiopia
Calligraphy : Sudani??
Design : Written in Sudani scripts in black
Purchased Price :US

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