Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS. Arab. d. 255 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)

Oriental Manuscripts


1 copy of al-Qurʼān

Title: Qurʼān

An illuminated Koran of the Safavid period, with remarks in Persian at the beginning of each surah on the benefits to be gained from their recitation. ff. ii, 394-5 contain prayers

Language(s): Arabic


GAL I 33-36

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: ii d. 385 ff.


Origin: 1651 CE

Provenance and Acquisition

[Any information about a single identifiable episode in the life of the manuscript between origin and acquisition]

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on the Bodleian Library's public card index of Arabic manuscripts with additional enhancements by the OCIMCO project team.


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