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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!!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Ancient Manuscript Review 134 : Antique Ottoman Prayer Manuscript ( 18th Century)









This is a small 18th Century CE Ottoman prayer manuscript consists of selective Quranic chapters, talismanic verses and some beautifully calligraphed. Borders gilded in gold. Bought from Istanbul.


Codicology


Title Page : Nil
Content    : Prayers
Date         : 18th Century CE
Copyist    : Anonymous
Patron      : Nil
Origin      : Turkey
Place acquired : Istanbul
Illuminations :
Calligraphy :Naskh & Thuluth scripts
Number of lines : varies
Inks          : Main text in black. Some key words in red.
Punctuation: Diacritical marks in black
Frame       :  Gold frame
History of Manuscript :
Number of folios : 50 ff
Support of writing : polished paper
Gatherings : N/A
Catchwords :Nil
Dimensions : 13.0 cm x 9.5 cm
Binding   :Brown leather covers
Estimated Market Price :
Purchased Price : USD
Remarks :

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