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Persian MS 328

Undated (c.1770) (Gregorian)

Anthology of early modern poetry arranged by image (maʿnī), compiled by the poet Banda ʿAlī Khān Bāsitī (alive in 1160 A.H.). A table of the poets featured in the anthology is given on ff.4a-9a. [JW, 2017].

Physical Description

Extent: 160ff.

Leaf (mm)145215
Written (mm)85150


Purchased by Mrs Enriqueta Rylands, on behalf of the John Rylands Library, in 1901 AD from James Ludovic Lindsay, 26th Earl of Crawford .


Copied in a neat Nasta'liq. Black ink. Red ink used to mark chapter headings and names of poets.

Person: Possibly an autograph in the hand of Banda ʿAlī Khān Bāsitī.


Original binding. Leather on pasteboard. Embossed with floral and figural designs and gilded.


Collection: Persian Manuscripts

Collection: Bland


Bibliographical description based on an index created by Reza Navabpour circa 1993. Identification of provenance based on manuscript catalogue by Michael Kerney, circa 1890s. Revised and expanded by James White with reference to the manuscript 2017.

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