Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Or. 770 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Oriental Manuscripts

Contents

Summary of Contents: Fragments of an Abbasid Qurʼān (probably 3rd century A.H./ 9th century A.D.), containing verses from the suras: al-Dhārīyāt (سورة الذاريات), al-Ṭūr (سورة الطور), al-Najm (سورة النجم) al-Qamar (سورة القمر), and al-Raḥmān (سورة الرحمن). The manuscript also contains fine examples of early geometrical ornamentation. The script seems to correspond to the Abbasid Style D.I as described by F. Deroche.

Physical Description

Form: codex
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History

Origin: 3rd century AH; 9th century CE

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought from Géjou in 1908.

Record Sources

"Manuscript description based on E. G. Browne: A supplementary hand-list of the Muhammadan manuscripts, including all those written in the Arabic character, preserved in the Library of the University of Cambridge. Cambridge, 1922", abbreviated by the OCIMCO project team.

Availability

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card for admissions procedures contact Cambridge University Library Admissions). Contact near_eastern@lib.cam.ac.uk for further information on the availability of this manuscript

Funding of Cataloguing

JISC

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