Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

ECOM 24 (Eton College Library, Eton College)

Eton Windsor


1 copy of Ṣifāt al-ʻāshiqīn by Hilālī, Badr al-Dīn, d. 1528 or 9

A provincial Safavid illuminated manuscript of a masnavi poem with 14 miniatures

Incipit: خداوندا درى از غيب بگشای جمال شاهد لا ریب بنمای
Colophon: تم الكتاب بعون الملك الوهاب على يد افقر عباد الله الملك الغنى شرف الدين ابراهيم بن نعيم الدين احمد بن منعم الدين محمد الاوحدى الحسينى
Language(s): Persian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 53 ff.





Origin: Undated.

Provenance and Acquisition

This manuscript is part of a small collection of Islamic manuscripts held at Eton College Library, which are not part of the separate ‘Pote Collection’. (The Pote Collection was given in 1788 by Edward Ephraim Pote to Eton College and King’s College, Cambridge and is now held on loan at the Cambridge University Library).

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on M.S.Q. Fraser, Islamic manuscripts in the Eton College Library, 1996.


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Funding of Cataloguing

Eton College


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