Thick Kashmir ms (653 ff.), full copy, with prose introduction (1v-7v, incipit: sipas-u afarin mar khuday-ra...), table of kings (8r-9v). It seems to be a fairly expensive commercial production (very heavily illustrated – 114 mns, using gold and silver). However, the quality of the calligraphic and illustrative work is not high: lots of marginal glosses, which are additions of the missing parts and corrections.
275 x 180
Provenance: presented to the Bodleian by E.A. Reade Esq CB of Ipsen Court in 1868.
Binding – thick cardboard covers painted over on both sides in bright, crude geometrical patterns.
Paper – medium thickness, yellowish, Oriental. Worm eaten in places.
Illustrations are indicated with sparkly green fabric tassles. The illuminations are of good quality, lots of gold in double page sarlauh (10v-11r), one proper unvan (traditional shape, f. 1v) and two others indicating the beginning the beginning of a daftar (f. 219r/220r) – very unusual strip of geometric ornament around the upper part of the page. Folio 79r contains a chalipa of a very peculiar style.(FA)