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Devotional book, 1725-1825 C.E.; 1137-1241 A.H.

Identifier: BV 71


Devotional book containing selections from the Qurʼān, beginning with Sūrat Yūsuf and ending with a prayer. The entire text is written inside gilt pear-shapes with illuminated margins.


  • Creation: 1725-1825 C.E.; 1137-1241 A.H.


1 volumes

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Other Related Names

  1. Goodhart, Howard Lehman, 1884?-1951, donor
  2. Parke-Bernet Galleries, auctioneer

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Howard Lehman Goodhart.

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Physical Description

Manuscript codex. Title supplied by cataloger. Customs stamp in Persian dated 1315 (1897 or 1898) (f. 97v).

Paper support

The text is disbound, the covers are thin reddish leather over pulpboard (Type III) with gilt stamped central mandorla and frame with floral fill between the central design and the frame and a different floral fill inside the frame itself. Inside covers are brown leather with gold tooled frame.

Iii, 98, i leaves : 120 x 70 (97 x 50) mm bound to 120 x 70 mm

Written in 11 long lines; border-ruled in a pear-shape.

Written in naskh in black ink; pointed, vocalized.

Each page gold frame-ruled with foliate fill, inside the frame is a gold bordered pear shape around the text. Between the frame and the border-rule is blue fill, more solidly colored at the bottom leading to vines and feathered finials at the top. Two openings have a wider gold border around the text with floral fill (f. 1v-2r, 60v-61r). Rubrications in red, including readings and titles. 4 unwritten pages, with the pear-shape outline present, at the end (f. 97r-98v).

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

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