Persian Manuscript Note Cards

24 August 2011 - 1:52am by Lynn Sette

Harvey Cushing’s prized book collection contains several Arabic and Persian manuscripts.  Faraḥ nāmah by al-Muṭahhar ibn Muḥammad Yazdī, copied in the 17th century from an 11th century manuscript, is a study of natural history, beautifully  illuminated with detailed multicolored illustrations of animals, birds, plants, stones and humans.

This manuscript, part of the Medical Historical Library’s collection, has recently been digitized by the Yale-SOAS Islamic Manuscript Gallery project and is available to view online.

The note cards highlight six images from the manuscript which were selected by Medical Library staff.  The sets of 6 cards are now available for purchase at the Circulation Desk in the Library.

Stop by the Circulation Desk to view the cards and purchase a set to send to your family and friends!