Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS. Elliott 340 (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


Ethé 2121

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 101 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 12⅞ × 7⅞ in.



Small Nastaʻlīq. Copied by Kātib Muḥammad ʻAlī


Origin: Bukhārá; 960 AH; 1553 CE

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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