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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!!

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Ancient Manuscript Review 162 : Antique Quran Giant Leaf in Thuluth Script ( circa 17th CE)

This is a leaf I bought from Istanbul bazaar. I purchased it due to its big size (43cm x 30cm) and the style of calligraphy i.e The Thuluth. 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. Look my other Quran leaf which was written in Muhaqqaq and notice the difference of calligraphy style.
Muhaqqaq Leaf


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 Thuluth script.
Number of lines :13 lines per page
Inks          : Black & red
Punctuation: verses separated with red waw symbol
Frame       : no 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 : 43.0 cm x  30.0 cm
Binding   : Nil
Estimated Market Price :
Purchased Price : USD
Remarks : Compare the calligraphy with my other Muhaqqaq Quran as below link..

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