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القرآن. al-Qurʼān, 1754-1755 C.E.; 1168 A.H.

Identifier: BV 52


Nearly complete copy of the Qurʼān. The first two folios are missing, so the text begins with verse 17 of al-Baqarah and one folio is missing from the end, so the last complete sūrah is al-Māʻūn.


  • Creation: 1754-1755 C.E.; 1168 A.H.


1 volumes

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Copy completed in 1168 A.H. (1754 or 1755 C.E.) by ʻUmar al-Jūdī, al-maʻrūf al-Hājj Muḥammad al-Ḥamdī bi-Kūtāhī (p. 601).

Other Related Names

  1. Jūdī, ʻUmar, active 1754, scribe جودي، عمر،
  2. Usis, Felix, former owner
  3. Usis, Felix, donor

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Felix Usis in 1983.

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Physical Description

Manuscript codex. Title supplied by cataloger.

Paper support.

Bound in reddish leather over pasteboard with envelope flap that does not match the depth of the textblock (Type II); covers with stamped paper onlay central mandorla and cornerpieces; blind tooled pendants on the vertical axis. Flap design matches cover design. Plain paper pastedowns.

I, 300, i leaves : 190 x 125 (140 x 70) mm bound to 175 x 127 mm

Written in 15 long lines; border-ruled.

Written in naskh in black ink; pointed, vocalized.

Textblock border-ruled in gold; floral marginal medallions mark text divisions; sūrah titles in white ink on gold bars; black ink roundels with gold, red and blue dots mark verse endings; readings in red. Finispiece in bright colors contains colophon.

Pagination was added by a later hand in two different styles in black ink and in blue wax pencil (p. 3-134); continuing pagination added in pencil every other page, upper left recto (135-601).

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