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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, March 28, 2014

Ancient Manuscript Review 131 : Antique Quran Giant Leaf in Muhaqqaq Script ( circa 17th CE)

This is a leaf I bought from Istanbul bazaar. I purchased it due to its big size (42cm x 35cm) and the style of calligraphy i.e The Muhaqqaq. We dont see many Quran written in this script and size except prior 18th century. This leaf I estimated written from 17th to 18th century CE.


Title Page :
Content    : Surah  from Al Quran
Date         :17-18th century
Copyist    : Anonymous
Patron      : n/a
Origin      :Turkey
Place acquired : Istanbul
Illuminations : Nil
Calligraphy : Main text in Muhaqqaq script.
Number of lines :11 lines per page
Inks          : Black
Punctuation: red disc.
Frame       : red line frame
History of Manuscript : Acquired from a friend who has a manuscript bazaar in Istanbul. He has a few folios from the same Quran. But I only bought a folio from him.
Number of folios : 1 f
Support of writing : Yellowish western paper
Gatherings : N/A
Catchwords :Nil
Dimensions : 42.0 cm x  35.0 cm
Binding   : Nil
Estimated Market Price :
Purchased Price : USD
Remarks : Compare the calligraphy with my other Muhaqqaq Quran as below link..

1 comment:

  1. Archangel Michael

    Archangel Michael defends God and promotes the Light. His name means ‘Who is like God’.

    He is the only angel mentioned in the Bible, the Torah and the Qu’ran.