Aḥvāl-ʼi chahār darvīsh : manuscript, undated
Story of the four dervishes
Tale of the four darwishes
Qiṣṣah-ʼi chahār darvīsh
Amīr Khusraw Dihlavī, approximately 1253-1325, creator
Mīr Muʻizz al-Dīn.
Hall, Fritz Edward, former owner.HOLLIS ID
1 v. (63 leaves) : ill. ; 36 cm.Form/Genre
Hindus -- Folklore -- Early works to 1800 ; Popular literature -- Pakistan -- Early works to 1800
Title from caption (fol. 1v).
Bound in brown leather, gilt.
Written in a professional taʻlīq script in black ink, framed within triple red and black lines, 14 lines per page, with marginal corrections. There are catchwords on the verso of each leaf.
First leave illuminated and two colored paintings on ff. 2r and 3v. It seems that illustration of the manuscript wasn't completed.
35.5 x 21.5 cm. (28 x 14 cm.)
Attributed to Amīr Khusraw Dihlavī.
MS Persian 1. Houghton Library, Harvard University.