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القرآن al-Qur’ān, undated (extant by 18th cent. C.E.)

 Item
Identifier: Or Ms 149

Scope and Contents

A complete copy of a 30-leafed, or sī-varaqī, Qur'an. The sī-varaqī was a popular Qur'an manuscript format in South Asia from the seventeenth-century onwards.

The first two pages are richly illuminated with gold, and pages are gold-lined round the margins throughout. The periods are also gold-filled, and the binding includes gold-lined stamps.

Dates

  • Creation: undated (extant by 18th cent. C.E.)

Language of Materials

Arabic (Script: naskh)

Conditions Governing Access

Open. Please contact the repository in advance.

Extent

1 volume

Other Finding Aids

Hukk, Mohammed Ashraful; Ethé, Hermann; and Robertson, Edward, A Descriptive Catalogue of the Arabic and Persian Manuscripts in Edinburgh University Library (Hertford: Stephen Austin & Sons Ltd., 1925).

Custodial History

Book plate reads: 'This MS. was presented to the Library by the donor, General Sir Hector Munro of Novar, upon his return to Britain after the memorable victory he obtained at Buxar on the 23rd October, 1764 C.E.'

Processing Information

Annotation uses legacy data from Mohammed Hukk et al. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Arabic and Persian Manuscripts in Edinburgh University Library.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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