Illuminated opening of a late Ottoman copy of the Qur’ān which elsewhere on the margins includes glosses commenting on the variant readings (qirāʼāt). This is the 102nd copy of the Qur’ān calligraphed by the Ottoman master Kayışzade Hafız Osman Nuri Efendi (d.1894) which he completed in 1892, roughly two years before his death. The glosses, texts and prayers at the close were calligraphed by Pazarcıklı Mehmet Hulusi Efendi (d.1908), well-known student of another great master, Mehmet Şevki Efendi (d.1887), also in 1892. The brilliant illuminations were completed slightly later than the transcription of the text, in 1895 or 5, by Hacı Ahmet, one of the students of the skilled illuminator Hacı Hüseyin Efendi (d.1876), with whom Şevki Efendi is known to have collaborated.
Manuscript codex on wove paper, 650 leaves, 24 cm.