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Illuminated manuscripts

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Found in 194 Collections and/or Records:

Or Ms 253: مجربات التداوی Mujarrabāt al-tadāwī, 1244 A.H., 1828 C.E.

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Identifier: Or Ms 253
Scope and Contents

A work on compound medicaments by Ghulām Muṣṭafā Bihārī.


Frontispiece illuminated with gold. Features interlinear illumination.

Dates: 1244 A.H.; 1828 C.E.

Or Ms 255: قرابادین (طب قادری) Qarābādīn (Tibb-i Qādirī), 1219 A.H., 1804 C.E.

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Identifier: Or Ms 255
Scope and Contents

An elaborate work on the compound medicaments for the human body, compiled, between 1126-1130 A.H. (1714-1718 C.E.), by a famous physician, Mīr Muḥammad Akbar, also called "Muḥammad Arzānī", who flourished during Mughal Emperor Awrangzīb's reign (1658-1707 C.E.), and was the son of Mīr Ḥājī Muqīm.


See Or Ms 256 for a further example of a work by this author.


Illuminated frontispiece.

Dates: 1219 A.H.; 1804 C.E.

Or Ms 265: شاه نامه Shāh-nāmah, undated copy (original text composed 10th-11th cent. C.E.)

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Identifier: Or Ms 265
Scope and Contents A superb copy of the Persian "Book of Kings" and epic poem, the verse written by Abū'l-Qāsim Firdawsī ca. 329-410 A.H. (940-1019 C.E.).The present copy begins with a short preface containing a list of the ancient kings of Persia in genealogical order. This is followed by the four daftars of the poem in the form of two books.It is comprised of 606 folios and is written in excellent nasta'līq, in four gold-ruled columns, with headings in red. The first two leaves are...
Dates: undated copy (original text composed 10th-11th cent. C.E.)

Or Ms 266: شاه نامه Shāh-nāmah, undated copy (original text composed 10th-11th cent. C.E.)

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Identifier: Or Ms 266
Scope and Contents A superb copy of the Persian "Book of Kings" and epic poem, the verse written by Abū'l-Qāsim Firdawsī ca. 329-410 A.H. (940-1019 C.E.). The present copy is across two volumes OR MS 266 and 267; the verse appears to be complete but it does not include the preface.It is written in fine nast 'līq in four columns, framed by coloured lines, with headings in red or gold and has an illuminated frontispiece. The last few folios are slightly...
Dates: undated copy (original text composed 10th-11th cent. C.E.)

Or Ms 267: شاه نامه Shāh-nāmah, undated copy (original text composed 10th-11th cent. C.E.)

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Identifier: Or Ms 267
Scope and Contents A superb copy of the Persian "Book of Kings" and epic poem, the verse written by Abū'l-Qāsim Firdawsī ca. 329-410 A.H. (940-1019 C.E.). The present copy is across two volumes OR MS 266 and 267; the verse appears to be complete but it does not include the preface.It is written in fine nast'līq in four columns, framed by coloured lines, with headings in red or gold and has an illuminated frontispiece.Despite being undated the other...
Dates: undated copy (original text composed 10th-11th cent. C.E.)

Or Ms 270: تأريخ شمشير خانی Tā'rīkh-i shamshīr-khānī, 1090 A.H., 1679 C.E.

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Identifier: Or Ms 270
Scope and Contents

This is a copy of an abridgement of the Shāh-nāmah of Firdawsī, compiled with a connecting narrative in prose by Tawakkul Beg, son of Tūlāk Beg al-Ḥasanī. The history begins with the reign of Gayūmars̱, and is brought down to the Sāsānians, descendants of Ardashīr-Bābagān.


Illuminated frontispieces.

Dates: 1090 A.H.; 1679 C.E.
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Or Ms 271: گرشاسپ نامه Garshāsp-nāmah, undated

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Identifier: Or Ms 271
Scope and Contents This poem celebrates the exploits of Garshāsp, prince of Sistan, and one of the ancestors of Rustam (the celebrated hero in Firdawsī's Shāh-nāmah). It is said to be one of the earliest attempts to imitate Firdawsī.It is usually ascribed to the poet Asadī Ṭusī, the master of Firdawsī, who flourished during the reigns of Sulṭān Maḥmūd and his son Mas'ūd of Ghaznī, and died in that of the latter (421-432 A.H., 1030-1040 C.E.). However, some of the...
Dates: undated

Or Ms 274: ديوان خاقانی Dīvān-i Khāqānī, undated copy (original text composed 12th cent. C.E.)

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Identifier: Or Ms 274
Scope and Contents

The collected poems of Imām Afz̤al al-Dīn "Khāqānī" of Shirvān (who died at Tabriz between 582 and 595 A.H. /1186 and 1199 C.E.), with a few pages missing at the end.

Fronticepiece illuminated with gold.

Dates: undated copy (original text composed 12th cent. C.E.)

Or Ms 280: ليلی و مجنون Laylá-u Majnūn, 1104 A.H., 1692 C.E.

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Identifier: Or Ms 280
Scope and Contents

This is one of the five epic poems on the love of Laylá and Majnūn by Shaykh Jamal al-Dīn Abū Muḥammad Ilyas b. Mu'ayyad Niẓām al-Dīn, "Niẓāmī" of Ganjah, who was born at Qum, 535 A.H. (1140 C.E.), and probably died 599 A.H. (1203 C.E.), though the dates of his death are variously described, 576-607 A.H. (1180-1210 C.E.).

Frontispiece illuminated with gold.

Dates: 1104 A.H.; 1692 C.E.

Or Ms 282: مثنوی معنوی Masnavī-yi ma‘navī, undated (extant by 17th cent. C.E.)

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Identifier: Or Ms 282
Scope and Contents

The well-known spiritual poem composed by Mawlānā Jalāl al- Dīn Rūmī b. Muḥammad Bahāʼ al- Dīn b. al- Ḥusayn al- Khaṭībī, better known as Rūmī (d. 672 A.H.,1274 C.E.).

Illuminated frontispiece to each of the six Daftars.

Dates: undated (extant by 17th cent. C.E.)