MANUSCRIPT

  • MS 2102




    CATEGORY

    Bible
    Poetry

    [Musa-namah], fragment


    Manuscript ID:
    Ms. 2102

    Place:
    [unknown]

    Date:
    after 1877

    Description:
    ink and pigment on paper, [241] leaves (27.6 x 18.5 cm); Judeo-Persian Rabbinic characters

    Subject:
    Bible, Poetry

    English Text:

    The 14th-century Judeo-Persian poet Shahin wrote several epic works on the Bible and Biblical characters. The Musah-namah is his epic cycle on the Pentateuch; this manuscript covers Exodus-Deuteronomy. It includes 35 vivid color illustrations. The manuscript contains the date 1660, but this seems to be the date of the manuscript from which it was copied as the watermark on the paper is dated to 1877.

     

    See Ezra Spicehandler, “A Descriptive List of Judeo-Persian Manuscripts at the Klau Library of the Hebrew Union College” Studies in Bibliography and Booklore 8:2-4 (1968), p.117.


    Manuscript Link:
    https://huc.on.worldcat.org/oclc/1237814526


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