Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 244 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library


1 copy of Qurrat al-ʿuyūn fī aʿazz al-funūn by Muḥsin ibn Murtaz̤á

Language(s): Arabic and Persian

Treatise on Shīʿī tradition styled in elegant prose heavily embellished with Arabic phrases and quotations, in addition to the reproduction of Arabic aḥādīs̲, by Muḥsin ibn Murtaz̤á.

Summary of contents added by an early owner.

Not dated at end. Datable to the early eighteenth century.

Very fragile condition.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 114 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 230 × 145 mm.



Origin: 1700 - 1749 CE ; India

Provenance and Acquisition

Purchased by the Government of India at sale organised by Delhi Prize Agents, 1859; administrative deposit India Office Library, 1876


Government of India


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