The ms. opens with the prose introduction in Baysunqur version, ff.2v-7r, incipit: ... an bih ki kunand... The very first words are missing because the unvan with a fragment of the text was torn off. A second sarlauh (f. 7v) at the start of the poem is of a very refined hand, delicate and very pretty, of an excellent lapis colour, "in a slightly archaising style" (Richard, p. 113).
The naskh handwriting is neither careful nor beautiful and quite hard to read. A later hand has added titles in large nasta'liq in the margins; throughout the ms., there are many marginal additions (F.A.).
The origin of the ms. is uncertain. Stchoukine, following the unpublished notes of Robinson, concluded it was a "provincial" production; the calligrapher's nisba, Balyani, indicates that he was from Shiraz province, probably Kazarun, without this being decisive. Fr. Richard defines it as Turkman, thus by period rather than by place of production.
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E. Blochet, Catalogue des manuscrits persans, vol. III, no. 1164
I. Stchoukine. Les peintures des mannuscrits Timurides, Paris, 1954, p. 62, no. LII
F. Richard, Catalogue des manuscrits persans: t. 1, Anciens fonds, Paris, 1989, pp. 235-6
F. Richard, Les Splendeurs persanes, Paris, 1997, p. 113