Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS. Selden superius 98 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)

Oriental Manuscripts Selden superius Collection


A copy of the Dīvān of Shāhī.

Language(s): Persian

Contains 2 miniature paintings.


Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: ff. 87
Dimensions (leaf):
Dimensions (written):



Script: Nastaʻlīq.



Origin: Undated.

Provenance and Acquisition

John Selden, 1584-1654.

The collections of John Selden.

Presented to the Bodleian Library by Selden's estate in 1659.

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on: Beeston, A. F. L. (Alfred Felix Landon); Ethé, Hermann, 1844-1917.; Sachau, Eduard, 1845-1930; Catalogue of the Persian, Turkish, Hindûstânî, and Pushtû manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford; at the Clarendon Press 1889-1953


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