Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 293 (2). (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


1 copy of Nān va ḥalvā by ʻĀmilī, Bahāʼ al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Ḥusayn, 1547-1621

For other details see Codrington/Reade No 293 (1). A Mathnavi on the ascetic life. Uniform with that of Codrington/Reade No 293 (1). Illuminated panel over opening of text. The scribe is evidently Isma'il al-Siayalkoti, the scribe of Codrington/Reade No 293 (1).

Incipit: Amma ba'du hamdillahi 'ala ifdalihi
Language(s): Persian.


Rieu, ii, p. 679.
Ethe, No 1517.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 5 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 10.25 × 7.25 in.


25 lines to the page


Naskh. Isma'il al-Siayalkoti


Origin: Evidently Haidarabad. Evidently A.H. 1094 (1682-3) or close to it.

Provenance and Acquisition

Bequeathed by Major David Price.


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