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Persian MS 648

Undated (c. 1820), copied for George William Hamilton. (Hijri-qamari)

Prosimetric allegorical narrative of the adventures of prince Buland Akhtar, composed in 1051 (1641-2), by the poet Fānī Kashmīrī (d.1081/1671-2).

Physical Description

Extent: ff. iii + 133 + i

WidthHeight
Leaf (mm)115190

Acquisition

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

Script

Written in a Nasta'liq hand, with pronounced elements of Shikasta in part, in black ink. Red ink used for section titles and to mark poetic genres.

Binding

Two-tone leather on pasteboard. Tooled border in green.

Location

Collection: Persian Manuscripts

Collection: Hamilton

Source

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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