Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Or 15511 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

Oriental Manuscripts

Qissah-ʼi Hatim-i Taʼi


1 copy of Qiṣṣah-ʼi Ḥātim-i Ṭāʼī by Ḥātim al-Ṭāʼī

The tales of Ḥātim al-Ṭā’ī, the Arab poet famous for his chivalry and generosity. There are numerous versions of these tales in Persian and other languages.

Other contents: f. 134v, an inscription; 135v, a medicinal (?) recipe, one bayt from Ḥāfiẓ.

Title supplied.

Language(s): Persian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 135 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 260 × 156 mm.


Rubrics. Illuminated heading in gold, blue, and red, f. 1v; floral decoration in margin, green, black, red and yellow, also text frames in red, green, black, black, blue; black, green, black, f. 1v-2r.



Light green leather binding with embossed medallions and pendants, worn.


Origin: 1275 (1858 - 1859) AH ; Afghanistan(?)

Provenance and Acquisition

Found in Department

Record Sources

Based on unpublished description in M.I. Waley, Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts acquired 2000-2014.


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