Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 4814 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library

Treatise on horses, illustrated


Untitled and anonymously written treatises on horses, in two sections, illustrated in a naive style of painting

The first section (ff. 1r-47r) begins in the thirteenth faṣl of a Persian translation of a Sanskrit or Hindi treatise focusing on the location and significance of blemishes, incomplete and defective

The second section (ff. 47r-51v) describes itself as another selection from Śālihotra's Aśvāyurveda-śāśtra (dīgar intikhāb-i Shālutar)

Illustrations (ff. 1r-29r, 34r-v, 36v, 39v-45r)

Unrelated paintings and drawings at end by te same artist's hand, showing Hyderabadi and Maratha martial and courtly figures riding and hunting, without indications of landscape (ff. 53r-58v)

IOL stamp dated 1/7/86

Not dated

Language(s): Persian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 58 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 370 × 242 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: 18th-19th centuries CE Deccan ; India


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