Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 128 (T.6.10)
Date of Creation: Not assigned
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: Unknown Author, Treatise on the Rising of the Nile.
Unknown Author's Treatise on the Rising of the Nile:
Begins: [Arabic characters]
Remarks: The writer endeavours to explain the Inundations from Astronomical Causes.
Folded and and attached to the first board is a pen and ink sketch inscribed [in Arabic characters in a European hand]: MATARIYA 'IND MISR (Matariya, near Cairo), of the obelisk of Usertesen I. at Matariya (Heliopolis, near Cairo).
On the back of this sheet is the following note in a small, crabbed, late XVII. Cent. hand: Inscriptionem istam invenj inscriptam sepulcrj (?) ruinae egyptianae | allessandriae (?) maij 10 167...(?). This is followed by a copy of seven lines of hieroglyphics, 2 x 1 5/8, all margined and ruled off with ink, and with a scaraboeus sketched below. Opposite the third line of the inscription the same hand has written: pectus (?) and opposite the scaraboeus: facies.
The MS. is neatly written, but full of scribal errors.
[Formerly Q.9.7; Q.9.171]
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Paper, 8 x 6, ff. 10, well written in jet black ink, in single cols. of 21 lines, each 5 5/8 x 3 7/8, rubrics, rubricated letters, diagrams inserted in the text, etc.
Binding: Limp covers, covered with glazed red paper
Access: Normal conditions
Language: Arabic
Material Type: Treatise
Bibliography: John Young & P.H. Aitken, A catalogue of the manuscripts in the Library of the Hunterian Museum in the University of Glasgow (Glasgow, 1908), p. 468.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247
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