Shāh va gada.
Bukhoro, Uzbekistan, 1540.
Formerly bound in grainy black leather with recessed medallion, pendants, and corners bearing a tan molded design of leaves and large flowers, now corroded around the edges; this binding is probably Indian work of the 19th century; it has been preserved; rebound by Deborah Evetts in a quarter green morocco binding with natural Irish linen sides in 1981.
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) before 1913.
58 leaves (2 columns, 12 lines), bound : paper, ill. ; 318 x 200 mm
Probably written and illuminated at the command of the Uzbek ruler ʻAbd al-ʻAzīz Sulṭān (d. ca. 1549); purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) before 1913; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Ms. written and illuminated in Bukhoro, Uzbekistan, and completed 10 Ramaḍan 946 (i.e., Jan. 19, 1540).
Scribe: Mīr ʻAlī al-Kātib al-Sulṭānī.
King and the beggar