Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS. Ouseley 401 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)

Oriental Manuscripts Ouseley Collection


Fragments of the Qurʼān.

Fragments in Kufic writing on vellum:-I: (i) xxx, 8-10; (ii) xxxiii, 21-23; (iii) xxxiii, 36, 37 II: (i) xl, 53-85; (ii) xli, 1-30; (iii) xlv, 7-17 III: (i) xxvi, 94-106; (ii) xxiii, 102-114 IV: (i) ix, 72, 73; (ii) ix, 58-60; (iii) ix, 78-81 V: (i) xii, 96-111; (ii) xiii, 6-18 VI: (i) xxiii, 40-64; (ii) xxiv, 33-42; (iii) xviii, 53-110; (iv) xix, l-ii; (v) xxvi, 10-40; (vi) xxiii, 108-xxiv, 4.

Language(s): Arabic


GAL I 33-36
[EA 144]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 32 ff.


Origin: n.d.

Provenance and Acquisition

The collections of Sir William Ouseley, d. 1842.

Purchased by the Bodleian Library in 1843.

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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