Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Or. 13255 (St. Pancras, British Library)

Oriental Manuscripts

Contents

Three untitled, anonymous and Illustrated texts concerning elephants and other quadrupeds

1. f 1v-7r

Lore concerning elephants and mahouts, in the form of questions and answers

The text is only attributed to the author, who according to the text was a mahout during the time of the Prophet Noah (Biblical figure)

Illustrated

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Waley 1998, page 33.
2. ff 7v-66v

Remedies for various aliments and diseases in elephants

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Waley 1998, page 33.
3. ff 67v-72r
Title: Fihrist
Title: فهرست

Arabic-Persian glossary of veterinary terms, intended as an index for the whole MS

Illustrated

Language(s): Arabic and Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Waley 1998, page 33.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 72 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 23 × 14 cm.

Decoration

Illustrated

History

Origin: 12th or 13th cenury AH ; Kashmir

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on M. I. Waley: Supplementary handlist of Persian manuscripts, 1966-1998. London, 1998 and G.M. Meredith-Owens: Handlist of Persian Manuscripts, 1895-1966. Oxford, 1968

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