Codex Ṣanʿāʾ DAM 01-30.1 – A Qur'ānic Manuscript From 2nd Century Of Hijra

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(a) UNESCO Image No.049026B
(b) UNESCO Image No.049027B
(c) UNESCO Image No.049028B
(d) UNESCO Image No.155268B

Folios from codex DAM 01-30.1

Date

2nd century of hijra.[1]

Inventory No.

DAM 01-30.1

Size & Folios

The folios have approximate dimensions of 50.0 cm (height) x 36.0 cms (width). The total number of folios in this codex are not known but 9 of them have been published so far. Noseda mentions this manuscript at Ṣanʿāʾ but gives no indication of the number of folios.[2]

History Of The Manuscript

This manuscript was found in the Great Mosque in Ṣanʿāʾ, Yemen.

Script & Ornamentation

Late ḥijāzī.

About 32 lines per page. Few diacritical marks but no vocalization. The indication of the end of every tenth verses has been added later. Just like codex DAM 01-28.1, there is a clear definition of the text area and of the distance between the lines. This gives a uniform appearance, a feature which is generally uncommon in the early ijāzī manuscripts as in codex DAM 01-27.1.

Contents

Below are the published folios of this codex.[3]

Codex Ṣanʿāʾ DAM 01-30.1
Folio Number Qur'anic Surah Size of the Folio (cm.) Image Publication
4:1 – 4:5 (42.0 x 32.0) UNESCO Image No. 155266B
7:44 – 7:54 (42.0 x 33.0) UNESCO Image No. 155269B
16:123 – 17:11 50.0 x 36.0 UNESCO Image No. 049027B
18:17 – 18:28 50.0 x 36.0 UNESCO Image No. 049026B
18:46 – 18:61 + 16:87 – 16:104 (bifolio) 50.3 x 36.0 Maṣāḥif Ṣanʿāʾ, 1985
20:75 – 20:98 50.0 x 36.0 UNESCO Image No. 049028B
20:127 – 21:15 47.0 x 35.0 UNESCO Image No. 155268B
22:78 – 23:27 50.0 x 36.0 UNESCO Image No. 049029B
55:51 – 56:22 (40.0 x 30.0) UNESCO Image No. 155267B

Location

Dār al-Makhṭūtāt, Ṣanʿāʾ, Yemen.

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References

[1] Maṣāḥif Ṣanʿāʾ, 1985, Dār al-Athar al-Islamiyyah: Kuwait, pp. 53, plate 24.

[2] S. Noja Noseda, "La Mia Vista A Sanaa E Il Corano Palinseto", Rendiconti: Classe Di Lettere E Scienze Morali E Storiche, 2003 (Published 2004), Volume 137, Fasc. 1, p. 53.

[3] Compiled from Memory Of The World: Ṣanʿāʾ Manuscripts, CD-ROM Presentation by UNESCO. Also see K. Small & E. Puin, "UNESCO CD of Ṣanʿāʾ Mss. Part 3: Qur'ān Palimpsests, And Unique Qur'ān Illustrations", Manuscripta Orientalia, 2007, Volume 13, Number 2, pp. 64, 69.

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