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Devotional book, 1777 C.E.; 1191 A.H.

Identifier: BV 48


Devotional book containing selections from the Qurʼān, other short prayers and illuminated panels and calligraphic drawings. Several pages of prayers in a different hand at the end with the last page inverted (f. 71v-76v). Some titles in Ottoman Turkish.


  • Creation: 1777 C.E.; 1191 A.H.


1 volumes

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Copy completed on 7 Ramadan 1191 A.H. (October 1777) by Muṣṭafá, a student of ʻAbd Allāh (f. 70v) Date. Formerly owned by Muḥammad al-Ghazlāwī (waqf note f. 1r).

Other Related Names

  1. Ghazlāwī, Muḥammad, active 1842, former owner غزلاوي، محمد،
  2. Spitzer, Doreen Canaday, donor

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presumed to be a gift of Doreen Canaday Spitzer

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Physical Description

Manuscript codex. Title supplied by cataloger. A waqf statement indicates that Muḥammad al-Ghazlāwī donated this book in 1258 A.H. (1842 or 1843) (f. 1r)

Paper support.

Bound in red leather over pasteboard (Type III); gilt stamped paper onlay central mandorla and two pendants on the vertical axis with gold tooled frame on front cover; back cover has blind-stamped central mandorla.

I, 76, i leaves : 162 x 105 (103 x 54) mm bound to 163 x 107 mm

Written in 11 long lines; border-ruled.

Written in naskh in black ink; pointed, vocalized.

Illuminated polychrome and gold headpiece on first page (f. 1v); textblock is border-ruled in gold and red; gold roundels mark verse endings; gold bars divide sections of the Qurʼān; rubrications in red, including readings and titles; 5 full-page illuminated panels with descriptions of the Prophet and Ḥadīth (f. 58r-60r)

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

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