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القرآن. al-Qurʼān, 1775-1850 C.E.; 1188-1266 A.H.

Identifier: BV 70


Complete copy of the Qurʼān; two pages at the front detached (f. 1-2).


  • Creation: 1775-1850 C.E.; 1188-1266 A.H.


1 volumes

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Item is undated, but likely copied in the late 18th or 19th century.

Other Related Names

  1. Mali, Katharine Strauss, donor

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Katharine Strauss Mali (Bryn Mawr College Class of 1923) on 15 March 1956.

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Physical Description

Manuscript codex. Title supplied by cataloger. A short prayer written in red on machine-made paper is laid in.

Paper support

Bound in dark red leather over pasteboard with envelope flap that does not fit the textblock (Type II); fading gilt and red stamped paper onlays of central mandorla, two pendants on the vertical axis and cornerpieces.

I, 303, i leaves : 175 x 120 (108 x 54) mm bound to 175 x 127 mm

Written in 15 long lines; border-ruled.

Written in naskh in black ink; pointed, vocalized.

Dual-page illuminated first opening in gold, blue, green, and yellow with red and blue radiant finials in the margins (f. 1v-2r); textblock border-ruled in gold, black and red; gold roundels mark verse ends; sūrah beginnings set off by gold bar across the textblock; readings and text partition markers in red; floral marginal medallions in sets of two colors (orange and blue, or green and pink) also appear.

Modern foliation added in pencil, upper left recto; catchwords every verso, lower left.

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