Qiṭʻāt-i Mīrzā Sanglākh, [1286, i.e. 1869].
قطعات میرزا سنگلاخ, [1286ه، 1869م].
|Main Author:||Mīrzā Sanglākh, d. 1877.|
|Other Authors:||Muḥammad ʻAlī Tabrīzī, fl. 1869,, Abdülhamid II, Sultan of the Turks, 1842-1918,, محمد على تبريزى,|
|Language(s):||Persian ; Ottoman Turkish|
> 19th century.
Pashas > Correspondence.
Calligraphy, Persian > Specimens.
Manuscripts, Persian > Michigan > Ann Arbor.
Manuscripts, Turkish > Michigan > Ann Arbor.
Headpieces (layout features) > 19th century.
Title from inscription on 'title page' (p.1).
Incipit: "جهة وزیری که رایات جهانداری و کامکاری به قبۀ فلک زنگاری ..."
Colophon: [opening section] "Scribal," triangular, reads "تمام شد اين نسخۀ شريف و بانجام رسيد اين نامۀ لطيف در روز دوشنبه پنجم شهر صفر المظفر سنه ١٢٨۶ در دار السلطنۀ تبريز بيد اقل خلق الله محمد على تبريزى ١٢٨۶" ; [second section] "Scribal," rectangular, reads "در روز جمعه شانزدهم شهر صفر المظفر من شهور سنه ١٢٨۶ هزار و دويست و هشتاد و شش من هجرة النبويه على صاحبها افضل الصلوة و ازكى التحية در دار السلطنه تبريز بيد بندۀ فانى و عبد مذنب جانى تراب قدم ارباب قلم محمد على تبريزى صورت انجام و اختتام پذیرفت"
Collation: 3 IV(24), IV+1 (33) ; exclusively quaternions (one anomalous) ; catchwords present ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during cataloguing.
Layout: Written in roughly 14 lines per page, with written area often divided to two or three columns ; frame-ruled.
Script: Nastaʻlīq ; exquisite specimen of Persian calligraphy ; bold hand in a heavy line, with effect of words descending to baseline, closed counters, elongation and exaggerated thickness of horizontal strokes ; headings mainly in an elegant seriffed naskh or tawqīʻ.
Decoration: Superb illuminated headpiece (ʻunwān / sarlawḥ) at opening of each of the three main sections (p.2, 20, 42), mainly consisting of a large cartouche carrying a statement indicating the original patronage in white bordered in gold vegetal motifs set in a delicate array of swirling vegetal and floral motifs in black, white, light blue, red, lavender, turquoise, etc. and set in a well of turquoise or lapis lazuli ; written area throughout bordered in a gold frame, often with outermost blue rule ; keywords, section headings, abbreviation symbols (mainly two-teeth stroke overlining some keywords), and occasional vocalization in white ; textual dividers in the form of four dots in white.
Support: Paper (possibly European wove paper) tinted a striking magenta color, quite well-burnished to glossy, thick and sturdy (possibly two thicknesses).
Binding: Boards covered in seafoam green coated and textured paper ; Type III binding (without flap) but not flush (too large) ; board linings in untinted paper ; sewn in green-blue thread, four stations ; overall in somewhat poor condition with abrasion, staining, upper cover detached at spine, text block fully detached at spine except for opening and closing leaves still affixed to spine lining and hinges, lifting and losses of paper (particularly at spine), etc.
Former shelfmark: "379 T. De M. [i.e. Tammaro De Marinis]" in pencil on interior of lower cover.
Origin: As appears in colophon at close of opening section (p.19) executed by Muḥammad ʻAlī Tabrīzī with transcription completed 5 Ṣafar 1286 [ca. 17 May 1869]. As appears in colophon at close of second section (p.41) executed by Muḥammad ʻAlī Tabrīzī with transcription completed eleven days later 16 Ṣafar 1286 [ca. 28 May 1869].
As appears in opening headpiece (p.2), opening qiṭʻah originally executed by Mīrzā Sanglākh for Muḥammad ʻAlī Pāshā (Mehmet Ali Paşa), Ottoman governor-general and assumed Khedive of Egypt (r.1805-1848 / d.1849) ; as appears in second headpiece (p.42), second qiṭʻah originally executed by Mīrzā Sanglākh for Ibrāhīm Pāshā (İbrahim Paşa), who succeeded his father as governor-general of Egypt (r.1848 / d.1848) ; marginal glosses.
33 leaves :
250 x 168 (176 x 100) mm. bound to 256 x 170 mm.
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