18th Century Quran Ottoman Turkey
Illuminated manuscript on paper, in Arabic. Measurements of the leaf: 117 x 64 mm portion of the leaf covered in writing: 94 x 49 mm. Text written in Naskh script in a single column of 14 lines, with black ink and...
Illuminated manuscript on paper, in Arabic.
Measurements of the leaf: 117 x 64 mm portion of the leaf covered in writing: 94 x 49 mm. Text written in Naskh script in a single column of 14 lines, with black ink and the titles of the surahs in red. Totaling 465 leaves, complete. The decorations include a double title page illuminated in gold and colors. All other leaves are framed by a triple decorative line in black, except for leaf 90 where it is in black and gold. Back binding in leather with fold, decorated with dry tooling, signed by Muhammed Uthman Sahaf, imprinted on the fold. On the last page is a handwriting, probably spurious, stating the name of Amir Abd-al-Rahmankhan and the date 1319 AH (1898 AD). Some traces of restoration works on the last few leaves, with small loss of text, beautiful article nonetheless.
Period: 18th Century
Dimensions: 64.00 x 11.70 cm
Artist or Maker: Arte Islamica
The Ottoman Empire , also known as the Turkish Empire, Ottoman Turkey, or simply Turkey, was an empire founded at the end of the thirteenth century in northwestern Anatolia by the Turkish tribal leader Osman, according to the Ottoman tradition said to have been descended from the Kayı tribe. After conquests in the Balkans by Murad I between 1362 and 1389, the Ottoman sultanate was transformed into a transcontinental empire and claimant to the caliphate. The Ottomans ended the Byzantine Empire with the 1453 conquest of Constantinople by Mehmed the Conqueror. (Wikipedia)