The former number of this ms. was 6348.
The manuscript has a modern binding in green fabric with a neat leather spine, inscribed with the words: Shahnama Firdausi 855 AH.
A biro note at the end of the ms. counts 513 folios; after the short Preface, ff. 1v-4r, the pagination starts again with f. 1r = f. 5r.
The manuscript starts with a Preface, opening in a non-normative way with the words al-hamdu li-llah rabb al-'alamin...
The manuscript does not contain any illustrations, and has only rather modest sarlauhs at f. 1v and 242v (part II, start of the reign of Luhrasp), but there is an exquisite a double page on ff. 4v-5r for the start of the poem.
The pages have been remargined. Rulings: gold, space, two thin black plus gold; columns: 2 x two thin black plus gold; rubrics: two thin black plus gold, titles in gold tauqi.
Initial investigation by Zahra Hassan-Agha and Saqib Baburi, completed in March 2009 by ChM.