Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS. Elliott 339 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)

Oriental Manuscripts Elliott Collection


1 copy of Sadd-i Iskandar by Alisher Navoiĭ, 1441-1501

Incipit: خدایا مسلّم خدالیق سنکا بیراو شه که دابی گدالیق سنکا
Language(s): Chagatai, Persian

The fifth 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 317


Ethé 2120

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 97 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 10¾ × in.



Small, but distinct Nastaʻlīq


Origin: 890 AH; 1485 CE

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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