Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS Arabic 660 (Wellcome Collection, Wellcome Trust)

Manuscripts in Arabic


Miscellany of Qurʾānic verses, Ḥadīths, poetry and talismanic formulas

Title: A miscellany of invocations and Qurʾānic verses, Ḥadīths, poetic verses, jurisprudent texts, biographies of virtuous individuals and talismanic recipes and tables
Incipit: (basmala) f.1r.2 بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
Incipit: f.1r.3 روي في بعض الاخبار انهم كاںوا يدعون بهذه الادعية ثم لم ينساهن فمن داوم عليها فرح قلبه
Explicit: (ending) f.197r.24 واتت قومها باء فضل مما ، حملت قبل مريم العذراءُ
Language(s): Arabic

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 197 ff.
Foliation: Foliation in pencil, European; catchwords present.


Scribe: Ibrāhīm b. Muḥammad ( ابراهيم ابن محمد ) f. 196v

Script: naskh

Ink: black and red

  • Talismanic tables and symbols f. 14v.


Paper boards; embossed brown/red leather cover (missing on front side); natural-colour headbands.


Provenance and Acquisition

Wellcome Library accession number: 65969