Incomplete 16th-century copy of a 12th-century romance about the life of Bahrām Gūr, a 5th-century king of Iran; its title (in English, Seven beauties or Seven images) refers to the seven princesses that Bahrām marries, each of whom tells the king a story as part of the narrative.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Foliation: Paper, viii + 68 + viii; [1-68].
Layout: Written in 2 columns of 17 lines, with additional text written diagonally in margins ruled on the top, outer, and bottom edges of the columns on each page.
Script: Written in nastaʻlīq script.
Decoration: Illuminated headpiece (f. 1v); ; columns and diagonal sections in margins outlined in gold; outer margin of text block framed in gold, green, and blue; headings in red ink.
Binding: Morocco, detached.
Origin: Written in Iran in the 16th century.
Fragile; worm damage, particularly in gutters; oxidation causing long, straight cuts at the ruled margins of several leaves.