Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS. Bodl. Or. 793 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)

Oriental Manuscripts


1 copy of al-Qurʼān

Title: Qurʼān

From the library of Tipu Sultan, Fath ʻAli, Nawab of Mysore, r. 1753-1799

For another Qurʼān of similar provenance, see Manuscripts of the Middle East 6 (1992), p. 7b-8a

See also Edinburgh University Library, "Or. MS 148"

Language(s): Arabic


GAL I 33-36
[NAM. 1, with corrig. Nicoll p. 507]
Keith E. Small, Qur'ans, pp. 112, 126-27.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 336 ff.


Origin: 1550 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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