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Colophon
© Punjab University, Lahore
Details
Accession Number:
122
Hijri Date:
855 Jumada II
Gregorian Date:
1451 July (to nearest hijri month)
Origin:
Iran (?)
Ownership:
Muhammad-Murad 1091; Mir Habib-Allah 1110
Folios extant in ms.:
511
Columns x Rows:
4 x 25
Page Size (h x w):
217 x 120 mm
Text Size (h x w):
157 x 80 mm
Script:
Nasta'liq
Colophon Folio:
507v
Sample Page Folio:
200r
Ms Type:
Codex
Ms Status:
Complete
Completion Status:
Ready to upload to website
Illuminations in ms:
3
Illustrations in ms:
0
Illustration Records in archive:
Last updated by:
charles
Date last updated:
2009-10-23 18:05
 
Public Notes
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.

Project Notes
Investigation of this ms. is still incomplete. Update with notes from Feb. 2009.
 
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Illustration in archive - 4     (back to top)
507v
colophon
200r
sample page
f. 001v
Illuminated unvan (1451)
f. 004v
Illuminated title page (verso side) (1451)
f. 005r
Illuminated title page (recto side) (1451)
f. 242v
Illuminated unvan (1451)