Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Ellis Persian 11 (3) (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts

Contents

Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Manāfiʻ-i aḥjār (The beneficial properties of stones) by ʻAṭṭār ibn Muḥammad al-Ḥāsib

As Ellis 11 (1). Ff94b and 95 have a number of magical alphets. including one named after the astronomer Farghani, in red ink with the corresponding Arabic letters in black. By the scribe of the rest of the MS. For other details see Ellis 11 (1). On the properties of stones with information of those associated with the heavenly bodies and auspicious designs for seals for each one. Contains a number of lively illustrations of scenes to appear on magically effective seals.

Incipit: Naql kardah ast 'Attar b. Muhammad al-Hasib
Language(s): Persian.

References

None found.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios 83-94b
Dimensions (leaf):

Hand(s)

History

Origin: India.

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