Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 4428 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library

Kulliyyat of Jami


1 copy of Kullīyāt-i Jāmī by Jāmī, 1414-1492

Very fine calligraphic and illuminated deluxe collection of Jami's poetic works, comprising qaṣāʾid, mas̲navīyāt, ghazaliyāt, tarjīʿāt, tarkībāt, muqaṭṭaʿāt, and rubāʿīyāt

Defective at beginning and end; severely damaged by wormholes and staining

The opening section consisting of the qaṣāʾid and mas̲navīyāt ends with a dated colophon: in the month of Z̲ī qaʿdah 946/19 March-17 April 1540. Illuminations beginning the ghazaliyāt section remain intact and in good condition

Not foliated; estimated 350 folios approximately

Language(s): Persian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: estimated 350 ff. approximately
Dimensions (leaf): 230 × 160 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: Z̲ī qaʿdah 946 (19 March 1540 - 17 April 1540) AH Herat? ; Iran or Afghanistan


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