Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS. Elliott 317 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)

Oriental Manuscripts

Elliott Collection


1 copy of Sabʻah Sayyārah by Alisher Navoiĭ, 1441-1501

Incipit: ای سپاسینک دیماکدا ایل تیلی لال ایلکا تیل سیندین اولدی تیلکا مقال
Language(s): Chaghatay, Persian

The fourth mathnawī of Navāʼī's Khamsah. For the other three surviving volumes of a five volume set copied by the same anonymous scribe, see: MS. Elliott 287, MS. Elliott 408, and MS. Elliott 339


Ethé 2118

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 65 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 10¾ × in.



Small, but distinct Nastaʻlīq


Origin: Almost certainly completed in Herat; 890 AH; 1485 CE for the library of the Timurid prince Badīʻ al-Zamān, Sultan of Khorasan, -approximately 1514.

Provenance and Acquisition

The collections of Sir Gore Ouseley.

The collections of John Bardoe Elliott.

Presented to the Bodleian Library by J.B. Elliott, in 1859.

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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