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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Ancient Manuscript Review 180 : Antique Ottoman Quran with Tajwid Notes 1292 AH ( 1875 C.E )

This is an Ottoman Quran acquired from Istanbul a few years ago. It is incomplete as the first few pages are missing. Many of the pages are torn along the gold frame due to the copper reaction with the paper. The Quran dated 1292 AH on the inner cover which is equivalent to 1875 CE. I purchased this Quran due to its being different than other Ottoman Qurans. This particular Quran has notes on the rules of reading Quran ( Tajwid) on the margin on every page. Check my other Ottoman Quran which has similar feature as below :

Now compare this Quran with my other Ottoman Quran which doesn't have the Tajwid notes on margin as below :

Title Page : Nil
Content    : Quran
Date         : 1292 AH ( 1875 CE)
Copyist    : Anonymous
Patron      : Nil
Origin      : Turkey
Place acquired : Istanbul
Illuminations : Gold gilded borders on every page with multicolor floral motif on margin
Calligraphy : Naskh as main text with Thuluth as heading
Number of lines :15 lines per page
Inks          : Clear Naskhi script in black ink within a blue/red frame with gold discs between verses
Punctuation: Vowels and diacritical signs are in red & black
Frame       :  Gold Frame
History of Manuscript : Purchased from Sahaflar Carcisi, Istanbul
Number of folios :  ff
Support of writing :Oriental cream paper
Gatherings :
Catchwords :Bottom left on verso
Dimensions : 16.0 cm x 10.0 cm
Binding   : Brown cover with embossed floral motif
Estimated Market Price :
Purchased Price : USD
Remarks : 

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