- Walters Ms. W.577, Koran
- Muḥammad ibn Muṣṭafá Izmīrī
- This small, illuminated single-volume copy of the Qurʾan was produced in Ottoman Turkey in 1282 AH / 1865-6 CE by Muḥammad ibn Muṣṭafá Izmīrī, a pupil of al-Rudūsī. The colophon in ijāzah script indicates that the present codex is the twenty-first copy executed by him (fol. 304b). The manuscript opens with an illuminated double-page incipit with the verses of chapters 1 (Sūrat al-fātiḥah) and 2 (Sūrat al-baqarah) (fols. 1b-2a). The text is written in naskh script in black ink with reading marks in red. Verses are separated by illuminated discs with colored dots and chapter headings are in riqāʿ script in white ink. Polychrome medallions in the margins indicate textual divisions and prostration. The binding of black leather is contemporary with the manuscript and decorated with a tooled and gold-painted geometric design enclosed by gold frames on the upper and lower boards.
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- Walters Art Museum