- Calligraphic specimen
مرقع حسن الخط
- Abdülhamid II, Sultan of the Turks, former owner
Mustafa İzzet Efendi
Hasan Rıza Efendi, calligrapher, gilder
قاضي عسكر مصفظى عزت افندى
حسن رضا افندى، خطاط، مذهب
- 1886 or 1887].
Shelfmark: Ann Arbor, University of Michigan, Special Collections Research Center Isl. Ms. 242
Origin: As appears in colophon, executed by Hasan Rıza Efendi in imitation of a model by the renowned calligrapher Kazasker (Kadiasker) Mustafa İzzet Efendi (d.1876) with transcription completed in 1304 [1886 or 7]. Signature in the illuminated panel to the left of the close identifies the gilder (mudhahhib, müzehhip) as Hasan Rıza.
Former shelfmark: "563 T. De M. [i.e. Tammaro De Marinis]" inscribed in pencil on interior of upper cover ; "94" inscriped in pencil on recto of opening leaf/'panel'.
Binding: Pasteboards covered in dark lavender leather ; Type III binding (without flap) ; board linings in golden yellow to orange surface-dyed paper ; upper and lower covers carry exquisite gold-stamped scalloped octagonal piece (filled with vegetal decoration emanating from a central floral motif) and rosette accents (at the apices of the scallops, forming pendants, etc.), as well as elaborate tooled border in gold accented by gold-painted fillets ; overall in somewhat poor but fair condition with only minor abrasion, losses of silk, panels detaching from spine and warping in some, and lifting of spine leather.
Support: Well-burnished paper mounted on heavy board, with area framing written area surface-dyed (golden yellow to orange) and gold-flecked, edged in red silk ; sheets of red wove paper rest between many of the panels.
Decoration: Illuminated panels consisting of rectangular panels filled with various swirling vegetal patterns on fields of gold, blue, light pink, etc. and surrounded by frames in blue, green, light pink, red, etc. flanking mainly the lines of naskh ; entire written area surrounded by heavy gold and light pink frames with narrower gold rules surrounding panels within ; textual dividers in the form of illuminated rosettes with accents in green, pink, blue, white, etc.
Script: Exquisite specimen of Ottoman calligraphy ; large line of each page in a fine thuluth ; central lines of each page in a superb naskh ; fully vocalized ; each continues a distinct stream of ḥadīth text or excerpts.
Layout: Written in 5 and 6 lines per page, a large line of thuluth followed by four or five lines of naskh, with lines in thuluth and those in naskh constituting two distinct streams of text ; written area is divided into upper panel accomodating the large line of thuluth and centered lower panel carrying the more compact lines of naskh ; opens vertically with writing parallel to spine.
Collation: Six heavy leaves or 'panels' hinged together.
Colophon: "Scribal," reads: "حرره الحاج السيد حسن رضا مقلدا بمصطى عزت غفر الله ذنوبهما وستر عيوبهما امين سنه ١٣٠۴"
Title supplied by cataloguer.
Exquisite album of calligraphy (muraqqaʻ or murakkaa) employing assorted ḥadīth, executed by the renowned Ottoman calligrapher Hasan Rıza Efendi (d.1920), a master of naskh and thuluth.
- Holding institution:
- University of Michigan
- Data provider:
- University of Michigan
- 6 leaves : paper ; 258 x 329 (137 x 198) mm.
- Manuscripts, Arabic
Islamic calligraphy Specimens.
Writing, Arabic Specimens.
Calligraphy, Arabic Specimens.
Calligraphy, Ottoman Specimens.
Hadith Texts Early works to 1800.
- Public Domain
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