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
2nd century of hijra.
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.
History Of The Manuscript
This manuscript was found in the Great Mosque in Ṣanʿāʾ, Yemen.
Script & Ornamentation
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 ḥijāzī manuscripts as in codex DAM 01-27.1.
Below are the published folios of this codex.
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
Dār al-Makhṭūtāt, Ṣanʿāʾ, Yemen.
 Maṣāḥif Ṣanʿāʾ, 1985, Dār al-Athar al-Islamiyyah: Kuwait, pp. 53, plate 24.
 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.
 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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