Treatise on music or melody, adapted by the Persian scribe Ruhbānī (or Ruhhānī) from a treatise written for the Sultan Mahmud of the Bahamanids, a Deccani dynasty. The final pages in Hindi use Sanskrit terms and include a discussion of the female personification of music and aspects of Rāgamālās.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Pagination: Paper, i + 67 + ii; [1-134], modern pagination in pencil, lower center.
Layout: Written in 9 long lines; text block outlined.
Script: Written in nastaʻlīq script.
Decoration: Diagrams in red ink (p. 8, 10, 21, 23-25, 47, 50, 53, 56-58, 65, 67); later illuminated headpiece and border (p. 1); text block outlined in colored and gold ink; significant words and phrases in red.
Binding: Contemporary Safavid silk with a pattern including a female musician, rebacked in morocco.
Origin: Written in Persia, now Iran, in the 17th century.