Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

ms. 24952 (SOAS Library, School of Oriental and African Studies)

Special Collections

Contents

1 copy of Iskandarnāmah by Niẓāmī Ganjavī, 1140 or 41-1202 or 3

A masnavi poem based on the life of Alexander the Great. Illuminated unwan. Three very fine miniatures

Incipit: خدايا جهان پادشاهی تر است ز ما خدمت آید خدائي تر است
Explicit: قد تم كتاب اسكندرنامه من المقولات الحسن في سهور سنه 880
Language(s): Persian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 84 f.
Dimensions (leaf):
Dimensions (written):

Layout

Hand(s)

Nasta'liq

History

Origin: 880 AH; 1475 CE

Provenance and Acquisition

Bequest of Douglas Craven Phillott

Availability

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