Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 247. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts

Contents

1 copy of Khamsah by Niẓāmī Ganjavī, 1140 or 41-1202 or 3

Title: Khamsah.

F1a: Signature of David Price. The manuscript was written at the command of Khwajah Nizam al-Din Ahmad. Ruled margins. Headings in red. Gilt decoration above opening of the text.

Incipit: Hast kilid-i dar-i ganj hakim. Bismillahi 'l-rahmani 'l-rahim (sic, the hemistichs transposed from the usual order)
Language(s): Persian.

References

As for Codrington/Reade No 246.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios 454
Dimensions (leaf): 9.5 × 5.5 in.

Layout

14 lines to the page in double column, the margins filled in with text written diagonally

Hand(s)

Nasta'liq. Khwajah Muhammad Shafi'

Binding

Brown leather Indian binding with flap, and stamped and painted decoration. A Persian hemistich is stamped three times in cartouches along the front of the flap.

History

Origin: 12 Dhi Qa'dah A.H. 1088 (6 January 1678) (Not 1077).

Provenance and Acquisition

Bequeathed by Major David Price.

Availability

Visitors are welcome to consult manuscripts in the library by prior appointment. Information on access is available on the library page of the Society's web site at www.royalasiaticsociety.org and appointments can be arranged by e-mailing library@royalasiaticsociety.org


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