Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS. Greaves 1 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)

Oriental Manuscripts Greaves Collection


An illustrated copy of Jāmī's Yūsuf u Zulaykhā.

Language(s): Persian

Contains 7 miniature paintings.

Language(s): Persian


Robinson, pp. 140-41.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: ff. 154
Dimensions (leaf):
Dimensions (written):



Script: Excellent Nastaʻlīq.


Lacquer binding with images of flora and fauna.


Origin: ; Rabīʻ II 977. AH; September-October 1569. CE

Provenance and Acquisition

The collections of John Greaves, d. 1652 and Thomas Greaves, d. 1676.

Purchased by the Bodleian Library in 1678.

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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Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (2 images - lacquer binding only)

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