[Haft paykar]. = [هفت پيکر].
- Other Title:
- Title from flyleaves: Kitāb-i Bahrām-i Gūr.
Title from flyleaves: کتاب بهرام گور.
- [Iran], [between 1500 and 1599]
68 leaves : paper, color illustrations ; 248 x 158 (166 x 88) mm bound to 248 x 166 mm
- Bahrām V, King of Iran, -438.
Iran -- History -- To 640 -- Poetry.
- Manuscripts, Persian -- 16th century.
Codices (bound manuscripts)
Romances (document genre)
- Lacunose 16th-century copy of a 12th-century romance about the life of Bahrām Gūr, a 5th-century king of Iran; its title (in English, Seven beauties or Seven images) refers to the seven princesses that Bahrām marries, each of whom tells the king a story as part of the narrative.
- Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Foliation: Paper, viii + 68 + viii; [1-68].
Layout: Written in 2 columns of 17 lines, with additional text written diagonally in margins ruled on the top, outer, and bottom edges of the columns on each page.
Script: Written in neat nastaʻlīq script; pointed.
Decoration: Illuminated headpiece (f. 1v); ; columns and diagonal sections in margins outlined in gold; outer margin of text block framed in gold, green, and blue; headings in red ink.
Binding: Red Morocco with blue painted frame and tooled design of circles along the frame, detached. Doublure same as board covers.
Origin: Written in Iran in the 16th century.
Fragile; worm damage, particularly in gutters; oxidation causing long, straight cuts at the ruled margins of several leaves.
- Local notes:
- Lawrence J. Schoenberg & Barbara Brizdle Manuscript Initiative.
- Penn Provenance:
- Sold by bookseller Thomas Thorpe (London) to Sir Thomas Phillipps, ms. 10465 (stamp, first flyleaf; paper label on spine).
Sold at auction at Sotheby's by the Trustees of the Robinson Trust as part of a collection of Persian, Turkish, and Arabic manuscripts owned by Sir Thomas Phillipps, 25 November 1968, lot 233, to Lawrence J. Schoenberg.
Deposit by Lawrence J. Schoenberg and Barbara Brizdle, 2011.
Gift of Barbara Brizdle Schoenberg, 2016.
- Cited as:
- UPenn LJS 422.
- Phillipps, Thomas, Sir, 1792-1872, former owner.
Schoenberg, Lawrence J., former owner.
Lawrence J. Schoenberg Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
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