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NOTE: The pages in this book are ordered from right to left. This means that to view the pages in order, you should go the last page of the document and read what would be from “back-to-front� for a Western manuscript.

This document is a digital facsimile of a manuscript belonging to the Walters Art Museum, in Baltimore, Maryland, in the United States. It is one of a number of manuscripts that have been digitized as part of a project generously funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, and by an anonymous donor to the Walters Art Museum. More details about the manuscripts at the Walters can be found by visiting The Walters Art Museum's website www.thewalters.org. For further information about this book, and online resources for Walters manuscripts, please contact us through the Walters Website by email, and ask for your message to be directed to the Department of Manuscripts.


fol. 331b: Title: Right side of an illuminated finispiece with inscribed prayer Form: Finispiece Label: This richly decorated page contains a prayer to be recited at the end of the Qur'anic text. The prayer is inscribed in the center medallion in white muḥaqqaq script. Comment: fol. 332b: Title: Right side of a double-page table of divination (bibliomancy or tafa'ul) Form: Finispiece Label: This is the right side of a table of divination (bibliomancy or tafa'ul) executed in Arabic in tawqīʿ script and in Persian in nastaʿlīq script. The top inscription reads: fī al-tafa<ʾ>ul min kalām Allāh alMajīd. Comment: fol. 333a: Title: Left side of a double-page table of divination (bibliomancy or tafa'ul) Form: Finispiece Label: This is the left side of a table of divination (bibliomancy or tafa'ul) executed in Arabic in tawqīʿ script and in Persian in nastaʿlīq script. Comment: Binding

The binding is not original. Black leather (with flap); upper board with a central piece in the form of a diamond with pendants on four sides; inner boards, with traditional dentelle decoration, feature text from the "verse of the throne" (āyat al-kursī), 2:255-6, inscribed in the outer frame

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al-fātiḥah) inscribed in the center medallion in gold muḥaqqaq script on a blue background. Comment: fol. 3a: Title: Left side of a double-page opening inscribed with verses of chapter 1 Form: Opening decoration Text: Chapter 1 (Sūrat al-fātiḥah) Label: This is the left side of a double-page opening decoration containing the text of chapter 1 (Sūrat al-fātiḥah) inscribed in the center medallion in gold muḥaqqaq script on a blue background. Comment: fol. 3b: Title: Illuminated incipit page with headpiece Form: Incipit Text: Chapter 2 (Sūrat al-baqarah) Label: This illuminated incipit page introduces chapter 2 (Sūrat al-baqarah). Comment: fol. 152b: Title: Illuminated page with verses from the end of chapter 17 Form: Illuminated page; chapter heading Text: Chapter 17 (Sūrat Banī Isrāʾīl) Label: This illuminated page contains verses from the end of chapter 17 (Sūrat Banī Isrāʾīl) inscribed in the center medallion in white muḥaqqaq script. Comment: fol. 153b: Title: Decorated incipit page with headpiece introducing chapter 18 Form: Incipit Text: Chapter 18 (Sūrat al-kahf) Label: This is a decorated incipit page with an illuminated headpiece introducing chapter 18 (Sūrat alkahf). Comment:

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Layout

Columns: 1 Ruled lines: 12 Framing lines in green, orange, gold, black, sepia, and blue

Contents

fols. 1b - 333a: Title: al-Qurʾān Text note: Text of Qur'an begins on fol. 2b and ends on fol. 331a, followed by a prayer (duʿāʾ) to be recited after the Qur'anic text and a table of divination (taf'ul) in Arabic and Persian (fols. 332b-333a) Hand note: Written mainly in naskh script; muḥaqqaq script in center medallions on fols. 2b-3a, 152b-153a, and 331b-332a; tawqīʿ script for chapter headings and other incidental inscriptions Decoration note: Six pairs of decorated pages (fols. 1b-2a, 2b-3a, 152b-153a, 331b-332a, and 332b-333a); two illuminated headpieces (fols. 3b and 154a); illuminated chapter headings; interlinear illumination; decorated borders; polychrome framing lines; marginal decorations and verse markers

Decoration

fol. 1b: Title: Right side of an illuminated double-page frontispiece Form: Frontispiece Comment: fol. 2a: Title: Left side of a double-page illuminated frontispiece Form: Frontispiece Comment: fol. 2b: Title: Right side of a double-page opening inscribed with verses of chapter 1 Form: Opening decoration Text: Chapter 1 (Sūrat al-fātiḥah) Label: This is the right side of a double-page opening decoration containing the text of chapter 1 (Sūrat

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Shelf mark

Walters Art Museum Ms. W.569

Descriptive Title

Koran

Text title

al-Qurʾān Vernacular: Note: Complete in one volume

Abstract

This illuminated copy of the Qur'an was produced in the eleventh century AH / seventeenth CE in Iran. Apart from using a number of scripts, such as naskh, muḥaqqaq, and tawqīʿ, the manuscript features six pairs of decorated pages; two illuminated headpieces; and chapter headings, interlinear illumination, and marginal decoration. The Qur'anic text begins on fol. 2b and ends on fol. 331a. It is followed by a prayer (duʿāʾ) and a table of divination (taf'ul) in Arabic and Persian (fols. 332b-333a).The black leather binding has a central piece in the form of a diamond with pendants on four sides. The inner boards, with their traditional dentelle decoration, feature text from the "verse of the throne" (āyat al-kursī), 2:255-6, which is inscribed in the outer frame.

Date

11th century AH / 17th CE

Origin

Iran

Form

Book

Genre

Devotional

Genre

Scriptural

Language

The primary language in this manuscript is Arabic. The secondary language of this manuscript is Persian.

Support material

Paper Thick cream-colored, gold-flecked paper

Extent

Foliation: i+333+i

Dimensions

25.5 cm wide by 38.5 cm high

Written surface

12.0 cm wide by 21.0 cm high

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This document is a digital facsimile of a manuscript belonging to the Walters Art Museum, in Baltimore, Maryland, in the United States. It is one of a number of manuscripts that have been digitized as part of a project generously funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, and by an anonymous donor to the Walters Art Museum. More details about the manuscripts at the Walters can be found by visiting The Walters Art Museum's website www.thewalters.org. For further information about this book, and online resources for Walters manuscripts, please contact us through the Walters Website by email, and ask for your message to be directed to the Department of Manuscripts.


A digital facsimile of Walters Ms. W.569, Koran Title: al-Qurハセト]

Published by: The Walters Art Museum 600 N. Charles Street Baltimore, MD 21201 http://www.thewalters.org/

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/legalcode Published 2011

Koran, Walters Art Museum MS. W.569  

This illuminated copy of the Qur'an was produced in the eleventh century AH / seventeenth CE in Iran. Apart from using a number of scripts,...

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