Other oriental manuscripts from the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek collection

Armenian manuscripts

Today the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek possesses 30 Armenian manuscripts (Cod.armen.). The oldest manuscript is an Armenian Tetraevangelia from 1278 written on parchment with impressive representations of the four evangelists (Cod.armen. 1).

Persian manuscripts

546 Persian manuscripts from the 14th to the 19th century are currently listed under codices persici. The Persian miniature manuscripts, such as the "Šāhnāma" (the Persian Book of Kings, Cod.pers. 10), a miniature manuscript from Iran (1497) are particularly noteworthy. Another top piece is a calligraphically designed album from the early 19th century with miniatures (Cod.pers. 132).

Turkish manuscripts

The 750 manuscripts of the codices turcici date from the 15th to 19th centuries. One of the most valuable pieces is the harem lady Düzdidil's prayer book (Cod.turc. 553), an extremely luxuriously finished magnificent volume, as well as an Ottoman paper cut book from the 16th century (Cod.turc. 428).

>> This collection is part of the holdings of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (Bavarian State Library).

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