This is the first handwritten Ottoman Quran that came into my possession. It was also the "gate" into collecting other Ottoman Qurans. It was in 2004 when I was assigned to work in Turkmenistan. On every trip , the plane would be on transit in Istanbul. I took this transit time to wander around Istanbul and found myself in Sahaflar Carsici Istanbul. It is the oldest manuscript bazaar in Istanbul. I saw this Quran but its so pricey. However I bought it anyway and thinking I wouldnt be buying anymore due to their price. But it turns out I couldn't stop buying!!
Item : A handwritten Ottoman Quran
Content : A complete Quran
Dim : 7" x 5" x 1"
Date : 1274 AH ( 1848CE)
Copyist : AsSaid Sulaiman AsSyakib
Origin : Turkey
Calligraphy : Nasqh
Design : Text written in Nasqh script on cream paper with vowel & diacritical signs in black & red. 15 lines per page with floral ornaments in margin.The first 2 & the last 2 pages are illuminated & gold gilded.
Purchased Price :USD