[كليات سودا]

[Kullīyāt-i Saudā].

Author
Uniform title
Format
  • Manuscript, Book
Language
  • Urdu
  • Persian
Published/​Created
[India, 18--?]
Description
ii, 455, ii leaves : paper, col. ill. ; 367 x 217 (262 x 150) mm. bound to 370 x 225 mm.

Details

Subject(s)
Form/​Genre
  • Manuscripts, Urdu—India—19th century
  • Manuscripts, Persian—India—19th century
  • Illuminated manuscripts—India—19th century
  • Miniatures (Illuminations)—India—19th century
  • Illuminations (visual works)—India—19th century
  • Headpieces (layout features)—India—19th century
Summary note
Collection of poems arranged in five sections by genre, including qaṣīdahs, ghazals, mathnawī, and quatrains, some pieces in Persian.
Notes
  • Ms. codex.
  • Title supplied by cataloger.
  • Physical description: 13 lines per page separated in two columns at hemistich by two vertical ruled lines in red ink. Text is framed in red, gold, and black ruled lines. Outer frame in black. Titles in red in panels defined by a red ruled line.
  • Decoration: Contains ten miniatures representing among others ʻAlī, and princes on fol. 4b, 19b, 37a, 55b, 58b, 84b, 213a, 286b, 311a, 334b.
  • Decoration: The two first pages of the text (fol. 1b-2a) are elaborately illuminated, with floral decor in gold on the margin ; text written in clouds left plain on a gold ground. Illuminated headpiece in gold and colors with a floral motif on fol. 1b. The beginning of each section is decorated in a similar way (fol. 105b-106a; 178b-179a; 194b -- headpiece only; 361b-362a; 416a). Illuminated cartouche with basmalah on fol. 111b.
  • Chiefly quaternions.
  • Origin: Probably India, 19th cent.
  • Incipit: بسم ... هو آجب ... فى البعث ومنقيت حضرت رسالت بناه وخباب امير المومنين عليه الصلواة والسلام
Binding note
Dark green leather with silver tooling and stamping. Marbled paper pastedowns.
Language(s)
In Urdu and Persian.
Provenance
Large rectangular stamp on fol. 1a (300 x 250 mm.) with inscription reading: " ... al-dawlah kawkab al-mulk Sayyid ʻAlījānān Khān Bahādur Darakhshān sitārah-i jang 1269 (?)" (repeated at the end of each part, fol.103b, 177a, 178a, 194a, 361a, 455b). Acquired from Quaritch, London, 1900. Bookplate of Robert Garrett on pastedown of upper cover.
Source acquisition
Gift ; Robert Garrett, Class of 1897 ; 1942.
References
  • Moghadam, M. et al. Garrett coll., 183
  • Narang, G. C. The Princeton Manuscript of Kullīyāt-e Saudā. Journal of the American Oriental Society, Vol. 93, No. 4. (Oct.-Dec., 1973), p. 539-542
OCLC
256062033
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