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Illuminated manuscripts

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Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus

Found in 194 Collections and/or Records:

Or Ms 316: عشق نامه Ishq-nāmah‘, 1161 A.H., 1748 C.E.

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Identifier: Or Ms 316
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A mas̲navī by Mirzā ‘Abd al-Qādir Astarābādī, poetically styled "Bīdil" (d. 1133 A.H., 1720 C.E.).


Frontispiece illuminated with gold.

Dates: 1161 A.H.; 1748 C.E.

Or Ms 317: طلسم حيرت Ṭilsim-i ḥayrat, undated copy (extant by 18th cent. C.E.)

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Identifier: Or Ms 317
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A mas̲navī by Mirzā ‘Abd al-Qādir Astarābādī, poetically styled "Bīdil" (d. 1133 A.H., 1720 C.E.).


Frontispiece illuminated.

Dates: undated copy (extant by 18th cent. C.E.)

Or Ms 324: سرورافزا Surūrafzā, 1216 A.H., 1801 C.E.

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Identifier: Or Ms 324
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A poem in praise of London, composed during his travels in Europe, by Mirzā Abū Ṭālib Khān Hindī Isfahānī (d 1220 or 1221 A.H., 1805-1806 C.E.).


It contains a portrait of the author "Engraved by Ridley from an original picture painted by Russel," for the European Magazine. The present manuscript was copied for the owner, James Anderson, by George Swinton.

Dates: 1216 A.H.; 1801 C.E.

Or Ms 326: بهوپال شاستر Bhūpāl shāstra, undated

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Identifier: Or Ms 326
Scope and Contents A collection of Hindu codes intended for the use of kings, translated from the Sanskrit by an unnamed Muslim. The author of the original text is Paras-Rām b. Kishtan-Dīw. Contains a single illustration on fol. 244b. The decoration is unfinished, with many blank space left for illustrations and diagrams. The margins contain numerous corrections and additions that appear to be in the same hand as the main text, raising the possibility that this is the holograph...
Dates: undated

Or Ms 330: نفائس الفنون فی عرائس العيون Nafāʼis al-funūn fī ‘arāʼis al-‘uyūn, 1011 A.H., 1602 C.E.

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Identifier: Or Ms 330
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An encyclopaedia of one hundred and sixty different sciences known to Muslims, compiled by Shī‘ī scholar Muḥammad b. Maḥmūd al- ‘Āmulī (d. 753 A.H., 1352 C.E.). Illuminated frontispiece.

Dates: 1011 A.H.; 1602 C.E.

Or Ms 339: انوار سهيلی Anwār-i Suhaylī, undated copy (original text composed 15th cent. C.E.)

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Identifier: Or Ms 339
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A copy of the Persian rendition of Kalīlah and Dimnah, by Kamāl al-Dīn Ḥusayn Vāʿiẓ Kāshifī, born ca. 840 A.H. (1436-37 C.E.) died. 910 A.H. (1504-5 C.E.).


Illuminated Frontispiece.

Dates: undated copy (original text composed 15th cent. C.E.)

Or Ms 362: عجائب المخلوقات و غرائب الموجودات ‘Ajāʼib al-makhlūqāt wa gharāʼib al-mawjūdāt, undated copy (original text composed 13th cent. C.E.)

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Identifier: Or Ms 362
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A treatise on cosmography translated from the Arabic of Zakarīyā b. Muḥammad al-Qazvīnī, a descendant of Uns b. (Imām) Mālik.

Dates: undated copy (original text composed 13th cent. C.E.)
f. 5v-6r [Please click twice to see the full volume]
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Or Ms 373: قطعات خوش خط Qiṭ‘āt-i khūshkhaṭṭ, undated

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Identifier: Or Ms 373
Scope and Contents This is a muraqqa' (album) containing valuable specimens of Persian penmanship in a variety of scripts: nasta‘līq, naskh, rayḥān, tawqī‘, muḥaqqaq, riqā‘, and thuluth. They are pasted, large ones in the centre and small ones...
Dates: undated
f. 16v [Please click twice to see the full volume]
f. 16v [Please click twice to see the full...

Or Ms 374: تصاوير Taṣāwīr, undated

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Identifier: Or Ms 374
Scope and Contents The contents of this volume are: Nineteen (16 3/4 in. by 11 1/4 in.) and ten (13 1/4 in. by 9 1/4 in.) portraits carefully drawn, with seven (13 1/4 in. by 9 1/4 in.) good specimens of caligraphy (one by Fāʼiqq). The paintings are by Indian artists, two are in the Persian style, and have been pasted on gold sprinkled paper. The subjects of the pictures include Mughal Emperors and Princes (including Bābar and ‘Ālamgīr and Mirzā Jawān-Bakht, who died at Rangun in exile with his father...
Dates: undated

Or Ms 377: سرگذشت راجهای اعظم گڙه Sarguẕasht-i rājahā-yi A‘ẓamgaṛh, 1289 A.H., 1872 C.E.

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Identifier: Or Ms 377
Scope and Contents This is an Urdu version of the original Persian work, which is a brief account of the rulers of A‘ẓamgaṛh by Sayyid Amīr ‘Alī Raz̤vī, who mentions several nobles of Niẓāmābād, all of whom had attained long ages, as the authority for this work. The history begins from the adventures of Abhman-Singh, son of Chandar-Sen-Rāi, of the tribe of Gūtam, who received the title of Nādir-Dawlat-Khān from the Mughal Emperor Akbar (1542-1605 C.E.), and ends with the transfer of the district to the British...
Dates: 1289 A.H.; 1872 C.E.