Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS. Ouseley 18 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)

Oriental Manuscripts Ouseley Collection


A copy of the Diwān of Khwājah Masʻūd of Qumm.

Contains miniature paintings.

Language(s): Persian


Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: ff. 90
Dimensions (leaf):
Dimensions (written):



Script: Nastaʻliq



Origin: Rabīʻ I 886 AH; May 1481 CE

Provenance and Acquisition

The collections of Sir William Ouseley, d. 1842.

Purchased by the Bodleian Library in 1843.

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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