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المزامير المقدسة. al-Mazāmīr al-muqaddasah, 916-917 C.E.; 304 A.H.

Identifier: BV 47


Copy of the Psalms with 9 other prayers at the end. Leaves are missing at the beginning; the first complete Psalm is number 4.


  • Creation: 916-917 C.E.; 304 A.H.


1 Volumes



Custodial History

Copy completed in 304 AH (al-ḥālīyah) (916-917 C.E.), by Buṭrus ibn Yūsuf (f. 76v). Formerly owned by Arnold J. Mettler (bookplate inside front cover), and was part of the Arnold Mettler-Specker Collection on loan to the Zurich Zentralbibliothek under the designation Or. 94. Sold at the Parke-Bernet Galleries sale held on 29-30 November 1948, catalog entry number 303 (clipping pasted onto front and back pastedowns with note in pencil inside back cover). Purchased by Howard Lehman Goodhart (bookplate inside front cover) in 1948 and listed as MS 84 in his book of purchases (BMC Special Collections).

Other Related Names

  1. Buṭrus ibn Yūsuf, active 916, scribe بطرس بن يوسف,
  2. Mettler, Arnold J, former owner
  3. Goodhart, Howard Lehman, 1884?-1951, former owner
  4. Goodhart, Howard Lehman, 1884?-1951, donor
  5. Parke-Bernet Galleries, auctioneer

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Howard Lehman Goodhart in 1949.

Related Materials

A digitized version of this manuscript can be found online at:


James W. Pollock. Two Christian Arabic Manuscripts in the Bryn Mawr Library Journal of the American Oriental Society, Vol. 110, No. 2 (Apr. - Jun., 1990), pp. 330-331.
Sidney H. Griffith, "The Gospel in Arabic: An Inquiry into its Appearance in the First Abbasid Century," Oriens Christianus 69 (1985): 126-67 (citation to p. 134/5).

Physical Description

Manuscript codex. Title from colophon (f. 76v).

Parchment support

Bound in modern brown leather over wooden boards with nails.

79 foliated leaves : 190 x 135 (150 x 120) mm bound to 195 x 140 mm

Written in 20 long lines.

Written in New Style in black ink; pointed.

Rubrications in red.

Modern foliation added in pencil, upper left recto.

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