Hutut-ı mütenevvia-yı İslamiye albümü, [1006 to 1259, i.e. 1597 to 1844].
خطوط متنوعۀ اسلاميه البومى, [1006ه الى 1259ه، 1597م الى 1844م].
|Other Authors:||Abdülhamid II, Sultan of the Turks, 1842-1918,|
|Language(s):||Arabic ; Ottoman Turkish ; Persian|
Calligraphy, Arabic > Specimens.
Calligraphy, Persian > Specimens.
Islamic calligraphy > Specimens.
Writing, Arabic > Specimens.
Manuscripts, Turkish > Michigan > Ann Arbor.
Manuscripts, Arabic > Michigan > Ann Arbor.
Manuscripts, Persian > Michigan > Ann Arbor.
Title from upper cover.
Collation: Twenty-one heavy panels (pasteboards) attached via red cloth stubs (supported by further board).
Layout: Varies greatly by piece.
Script: Naskh (nesih), thuluth (sülüs), tawqīʻ (tevki'), and nastaʻlīq (talik), varying by piece ; superb Ottoman and Persian calligraphic hands.
Decoration: Varies by piece ; use of gold and colored pigments in frames, decorative borders, textual dividers and accents (mainly rosettes).
Support: Calligraphic pieces on assorted laid papers, well-burnished ; some decorative papers, tinted, marbled or silhouette ; each mounted in heavy pasteboards (panels) covered in dark green coated and textured paper (resembling reptile hide) with edges gold-painted.
Binding: Heavy boards covered in red leather ; Western style binding ; interior of boards (and facing panels) lined with white, textured paper (satin-like pattern) ; upper and lower covers carry central panel gold-stamped with the Ottoman arms (upper cover) or crescent and star (lower cover) at center, outlined in gold-tooled stars and bordered in gold-stamped (with olive green leather onlays) decorative panels in vegetal designs with crescents gold-stamped on olive green leather onlays at the four corners ; board edges heavily beveled and gold-tooled ; edges of panels gold-painted ; sewn in heavy pink cord ; overall in fairly good condition with minor abrasion, lifting and losses of onlays, etc.
Former shelfmark: "208" inscribed in pencil on opening panel.
Origin: Dates in dated pieces range from 1006 [1597 or 8] to 1252 [1843 or 4]. Some pieces possibly earlier. Binding late 19th or early 20th century, likely produced in Yıldız Palace workshop and certainly not earlier than 1882 when the arma was finalized by Sultan Abdülhamit II.
Upper cover stamped with Ottoman arms (arma / آرما ), tuğra (ṭughrā / طغرا) of Sultan Abdülhamit II visible at head.
Shelfmark: Ann Arbor, University of Michigan, Special Collections Library, Isl. Ms. 440
21 panels :
325 x 395 mm. bound to 335 x 420 mm.
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- Full view (original from University of Michigan)