[Khordah Avesta].

Uniform title
Manuscript, Book
  • Avestan
  • Persian
  • Pahlavi
Yazd, Iran, 1726.
1 online resource (i, 174, i leaves) : paper


Former owner
Summary note
Manuscript of the Khordeh Avesta containing Avestan texts, some with Pahlavi translation, including Jasa-me, Afsudan-i Gomez, Kem-na Mazda, Nirang Naxun Pahrez, Niyayesh 1 and 3, Afrin-i Dahman, Afrinagan-i Frawardigan, Afrinagan-i Gahambar, Siroza Yast 1, and Yasht 1. These are followed by two Persian texts.
  • Decoration: Rubrications in red.
  • Layout: 12 to 15 lines per page.
  • Manuscript codex.
  • Origin: Copy completed in Yazd in 1095 AY (1726 CE) by Rustam Gushtāsp Ardashīr Gushtāsp (f. 86v, 151v).
  • Script: Avestan and nastaʻlīq in black ink.
  • Shelfmark: MS Or 323.
  • Title for first work supplied by cataloger; titles for subsequent works from caption titles (f. 88v, 152v.).
Location of originals
  • Original Columbia, Rare Book and Manuscript Library.
  • OPenn University of Pennsylvania Libraries.
Source of description
Item cataloged from digital facsimile and existing description.
Binding note
Unstamped light brown leather over pasteboard; plain paper pastedowns. Cover is partially detached.
Language note
Avestan and Persian with some Pahlavi.
  • Formerly owned by Mobed Framji Fardunji Madan (provenance record in M.N. Dhalla, The Nyaishes or Zoroastrian Litanies, 1908).
  • Formerly owned by Mobed Hormazdyar Mobed Khodabaksh (note, back flyleaf recto).
  • Formerly owned by Sorabji Framji Madan (note, front flyleaf recto).
Source acquisition
Gift of Dastur Kaikhusro JamaspAsa, 1901.
Other format(s)
Also available as a digital facsimile.
Other title(s)
  • Ṣad Dar-i nas̲r.
  • صد در نثر.
  • Dar z̲ikr-i muluk furus az Ardishīr Bābakān tā Yazdgird-i Shahriyār.
  • در ذکر ملک فرس از اردشير بابکان تا يزدگرد شهريار.
Title in Pahlavi heading
  • Pēramon Yašt
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