Title from introduction (f. 1v).
Foliation: Paper, i + 127; 1-127, later foliation ink, upper left recto.
Layout: Written in 9 long lines.
Script: Written in naskh script, with some headings in a larger naskh and some in thuluth; opening bismillāh in Early Abbasid
style script (f. 1v); occasional marginal notes in a later hand.
Decoration: Illuminated name and titles of Nūr al-Dīn Arslān Shah (f. 1r); bismillāh in blue ink outlined in red (f. 1v);
open octagon in gold, red, and blue, with text running around the edge (f. 80r); geometric illustration in black, gold, and
red (f. 108v); tables outlined in red ink with headings in red and green ink (f. 114v-117r); names of the planets in colored
inks (f. 124r); significant words, phrases, and punctuation in red ink.
Binding: 15th-century blind-stamped morocco with flap (Type II), different but coordinating stamps on each board and flap;
Origin: Probably written in Mosul, Iraq, between 1193 and 1211 (reign of owner named on f. 1r).