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A complete Quran, Arabic manuscript on cream paper, each page with 15 lines written in black naskh script within gold and red rules, gold roundel verse markers outlined in polychrome dots, catchwords in red. Surah headings in white thuluth script on a gilt ground within a decorated panel, gold and polychrome marginal floral motifs indicating the 'Juz and Hizb'. Two opening biofolia heavily with gilt and polychrome decoration framing 7 lines of black naskh script in clouds reserved against a sprinkled gold ground. Final three pages with Due al-khatm and signed by 'written by al-Faqir Hafiz Ismail Hakki in 1282 AH/1865 AD' within a roundel on a gilt and polychrome decorated ground.
In brown morocco binding with flap decorated with gold painted floral motifs. 15 by 20 cm.
Hafiz Ismail Hakki, born in Uskudar and died in 1301 AH/1883 AD, buried in Uskudar-Karacaahmet Cemetery.
He completed studying the Quran by his teacher Hüseyin Sabri Efendi, married his teacher's daughter and received his certificate for practicing thuluth and naskh scripts. He moved to Muhsinzâde Abdullah Bey school where he studied other calligraphic scripts and received a certificate.
After completing his education, he became a calligraphic teacher at Mülkî school in Paşakapısı. Later he became the imam of Selimiye Mosque. After serving for a long time, he was promoted to become the director of the Süleymaniye school, but shortly after that he died in 1883-1884 at a young age.