Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

R.13.105 (Wren Library, Trinity College Cambridge)

Oriental Manuscripts

Contents

1 copy of Yūsuf va-Zulaykhā by Jāmī, 1414-1492

Incipit: الهی غنچه امید بگشای گلی از روضه جاوید بنمای
Explicit: زمانرا گوشمال خامشی ده دهانرا هرچه گویم خاموشی ده
Language(s): Persian

References

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Highly glazed paper
Extent: 140 ff.

Hand(s)

Beautifully written Indian taʻlīq.

Decoration

Illuminated borders

Coloured illustrations

Additions:
  • f. 32v Illustration One: First interview between Yūsuf and Zulaykhā.
  • f. 40v Illustration Two: Yūsuf before Potiphar, with Zulaykhā peeping through a hole in the tent.
  • f. 48r Illustration Three: Yūsuf dreaming with Jacob watching over him.
  • f. 54v Illustration Four: Yūsuf drawn up from the pit in a basket.
  • f. 57v Illustration Five: Yūsuf sold by his brothers.
  • f. 77v Illustration Six: The Egyptian women making love to Yūsuf.
  • f. 89v Illustration Seven: Zulaykhā detaining Yūsuf by his robe.
  • f. 93r Illustration Eight: The child testifying to Yūsuf's innocence.
  • f. 97v Illustration Nine: Yūsuf waiting on Zulaykhā and her women.
  • f. 103r Illustration Ten: Yūsuf in prison.
  • f. 112v Illustration Eleven: Pharaoh's dream.
  • f. 121v Illustration Twelve: Zulaykhā's nurse visiting Yūsuf.
  • f. 129v Illustration Thirteen: Yūsuf fed by an angel in the wilderness.

History

Origin: 1605 CE

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on 'E. G. Browne: A supplementary hand-list of the Muhammadan manuscripts, including all those written in the Arabic character, preserved in the Library of the University of Cambridge. Cambridge, 1922', and 'E.H. Palmer A Descriptive Catalogue of the Arabic, Persian and Turkish Manuscripts in the Library of Trinity College, Cambridge, London 1870'.

Availability

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card. (For admissions procedures contact Wren Library Admissions). Contact wren.library@trin.cam.ac.uk for further information on the availability of this manuscript.

Funding of Cataloguing

Trinity College Cambridge


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