This manuscript is one of the most important Videvdāds in Iran. It was scribed by Marzbān Wahrom Marzbān Frēdōn Rustom Bundār in 1022 AY (AD 1653). The manuscript is the only illuminated manuscript from the Marzbān family. All the other illuminated Videvdād manuscripts that have been discovered to date are from Mihrabān Anōšagruwān or are copies from him. For the first time, a deer is illustrated on an illuminated Avestan manuscript. The illustration of two deers, two birds, and a plant occur at the beginning of the Videvdād, before the first Fragard. The manuscript has a long Pahlavi colophon before the ninth Fragard, which presents the date 1653 (1022 AY). The scribe of the manuscript is Marzbān, son of Wāhrom Marzbān Frēdōn.
Custodial history: This manuscript belongs today to Mehrabān Poulādī, the grandson of Arbāb Mehrabān Poulād. Mehrabān Poulādī is the vice president of the Council of Iranian Mobeds. His Grandfather, Arbāb Mehrabān Poulād was an influential Zoroastrian merchant from a priest family.
Extent and format of original material: Collection level 1, File level 8, folios.
Owner(s) of original material: Mehraban Pouladi.