Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 4430 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library

Qasa'id of Nizam-i Astarabadi


1 copy of Qaṣāʾid by Niẓām Astarʹābādī

Title: قصائد

Collection of eulogies or qaṣāʾid in praise of Sultan Husayn Bayqara, Timurid ruler of Herat

Faded illuminated ʿunvān

Dated: 1 Z̲ū al-ḥijjah 967/1560

Scribe: Muḥammad Bāqir ibn Ḥājjī Muḥammad

Language(s): Persian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 152 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 232 × 152 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: 1 Z̲ū al-ḥijjah 967 AH; 1560 CE ; Iran or India

Record Sources

Based on unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3. Available on British Library Digitised Manuscripts, manuscript number: MSS Eur E207/18_f030r


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