POSSIBLY HARRAR, ETHIOPIA, 19TH CENTURY
Arabic manuscript on paper, 193ff. plus six fly-leaves, each folio with 13ll. of black sudani script, sura headings in red, reading markers in red, vocalization in black, marginal section markers in red, opening bifolio with illuminated polychrome margins, with catchwords, last folio with waqf inscription, in restored stamped brown morocco with flap
Folio 9 x 6 5/8in. (22.7 x 16.5cm.)
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Please note this manuscript is the first half of the Qur'an and not as stated in the catalogue.
The endowment (waqf) inscription on the final folio of text indicates that its owner, Shaykh Iman bin Ja'far is from 'a people' (ahl) in Qitti (?) near the village of Buqi. The name of the owner is also mentioned in the note on f.1.
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