Wonderfully illuminated with 51 miniatures: a Persian treatise on the art of love

Ladhdhat al-nisâ - The pleasures of women

Persia — 18th century

Ladhdhat al-nisâ - The pleasures of women

Ladhdhat al-nisâ - The pleasures of women

Persia — 18th century

  1. This 18th century codex by the Persian scribe Pandit Kokkoka is oriented on Indian texts on the art of love

  2. The text is adorned with 51 miniatures and the author gives detailed citations of his sources on every page

  3. The text divides women into four groups, which are then described along with various aphrodisiacs

Ladhdhat al-nisâ - The pleasures of women

Alternative Titles:
  • Lazzat al-nisâ (El placer de las mujeres)
  • Die Lust der Frauen
  • Il piacere delle donne
  • Le plaisir des femmes
  • O prazer das mulheres
Ladhdhat al-nisâ - The pleasures of women – Suppl. persan 1804 – Bibliothèque nationale de France (Paris, France)
Ladhdhat al-nisâ - The pleasures of women – Suppl. persan 1804 – Bibliothèque nationale de France (Paris, France)
Ladhdhat al-nisâ - The pleasures of women – Suppl. persan 1804 – Bibliothèque nationale de France (Paris, France)
Ladhdhat al-nisâ - The pleasures of women – Suppl. persan 1804 – Bibliothèque nationale de France (Paris, France)
Ladhdhat al-nisâ - The pleasures of women – Suppl. persan 1804 – Bibliothèque nationale de France (Paris, France)
Ladhdhat al-nisâ - The pleasures of women – Suppl. persan 1804 – Bibliothèque nationale de France (Paris, France)
Ladhdhat al-nisâ - The pleasures of women – Suppl. persan 1804 – Bibliothèque nationale de France (Paris, France)
Ladhdhat al-nisâ - The pleasures of women – Suppl. persan 1804 – Bibliothèque nationale de France (Paris, France)
Ladhdhat al-nisâ - The pleasures of women – Suppl. persan 1804 – Bibliothèque nationale de France (Paris, France)
Ladhdhat al-nisâ - The pleasures of women – Suppl. persan 1804 – Bibliothèque nationale de France (Paris, France)
Ladhdhat al-nisâ - The pleasures of women – Suppl. persan 1804 – Bibliothèque nationale de France (Paris, France)
Ladhdhat al-nisâ - The pleasures of women – Suppl. persan 1804 – Bibliothèque nationale de France (Paris, France)
Ladhdhat al-nisâ - The pleasures of women – Suppl. persan 1804 – Bibliothèque nationale de France (Paris, France)
Ladhdhat al-nisâ - The pleasures of women – Suppl. persan 1804 – Bibliothèque nationale de France (Paris, France)
Ladhdhat al-nisâ - The pleasures of women – Suppl. persan 1804 – Bibliothèque nationale de France (Paris, France)
Ladhdhat al-nisâ - The pleasures of women – Suppl. persan 1804 – Bibliothèque nationale de France (Paris, France)
Ladhdhat al-nisâ - The pleasures of women – Suppl. persan 1804 – Bibliothèque nationale de France (Paris, France)
Ladhdhat al-nisâ - The pleasures of women – Suppl. persan 1804 – Bibliothèque nationale de France (Paris, France)
Ladhdhat al-nisâ - The pleasures of women – Suppl. persan 1804 – Bibliothèque nationale de France (Paris, France)
Ladhdhat al-nisâ - The pleasures of women – Suppl. persan 1804 – Bibliothèque nationale de France (Paris, France)
Ladhdhat al-nisâ - The pleasures of women – Suppl. persan 1804 – Bibliothèque nationale de France (Paris, France)
Ladhdhat al-nisâ - The pleasures of women – Suppl. persan 1804 – Bibliothèque nationale de France (Paris, France)
Ladhdhat al-nisâ - The pleasures of women – Suppl. persan 1804 – Bibliothèque nationale de France (Paris, France)
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  1. Short Description
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Short Description

The Pleasures of Women is a codex that was made by the Persian author Pandit Kokkoka in the 18th century. It is a guidebook, which is oriented on traditional Indian textbooks on the art of love. The work is decorated with 51 lovely miniatures.

Ladhdhat al-nisâ - The Pleasures of Women

The Indian tradition of textbooks about the art of love yielded some masterly manuscripts, of which the Kama Sutra is probably the most famous and widely reproduced edition. The Pleasures of Women is a codex from the Persian scribe Pandit Kokkoka, who oriented himself on the teachings of the Indian school. The manuscript is illustrated with 51 colorful miniatures.

The Indian Art of Love

Numerous guides about the art of love were created in ancient and medieval India. These were mostly concerned with various problems that could occur during lovemaking. Pandit Kokkoka’s work divided the female sex into four different groups. He described at what days and times each type of woman is most likely to become romantically inclined. Additionally he dedicates himself to the description of various aphrodisiacs and herbal remedies that should strengthen virility.

A Centuries-Old Tradition

What is special about the Kokkokas codex is that the author cited on each page all sources that he had used for his work. Among them are some texts that had already been composed in the time period from 200 to 300 years after Christ and no transcript of which exists today. With his work, Kokkoka founded a completely new genre of love treatise. His manuscripts were translated into numerous languages. The naïve, playful miniatures in pastel colors, which mostly show people making love, make the manuscript particularly appealing.

Codicology

Alternative Titles
Lazzat al-nisâ (El placer de las mujeres)
Die Lust der Frauen
Il piacere delle donne
Le plaisir des femmes
O prazer das mulheres
Size / Format
200 pages / 22.5 x 16.0 cm
Origin
Persia
Date
18th century
Language
Illustrations
51 miniatures
Artist / School

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Lazzat al-nisâ - El placer de las mujeres
Ladhdhat al-nisâ - The pleasures of women – Suppl. persan 1804 – Bibliothèque nationale de France (Paris, France)
Ladhdhat al-nisâ - The pleasures of women – Suppl. persan 1804 – Bibliothèque nationale de France (Paris, France)
Ladhdhat al-nisâ - The pleasures of women – Suppl. persan 1804 – Bibliothèque nationale de France (Paris, France)
Ladhdhat al-nisâ - The pleasures of women – Suppl. persan 1804 – Bibliothèque nationale de France (Paris, France)
Ladhdhat al-nisâ - The pleasures of women – Suppl. persan 1804 – Bibliothèque nationale de France (Paris, France)
Ladhdhat al-nisâ - The pleasures of women – Suppl. persan 1804 – Bibliothèque nationale de France (Paris, France)
Ladhdhat al-nisâ - The pleasures of women – Suppl. persan 1804 – Bibliothèque nationale de France (Paris, France)
Ladhdhat al-nisâ - The pleasures of women – Suppl. persan 1804 – Bibliothèque nationale de France (Paris, France)
Ladhdhat al-nisâ - The pleasures of women – Suppl. persan 1804 – Bibliothèque nationale de France (Paris, France)
Ladhdhat al-nisâ - The pleasures of women – Suppl. persan 1804 – Bibliothèque nationale de France (Paris, France)
Ladhdhat al-nisâ - The pleasures of women – Suppl. persan 1804 – Bibliothèque nationale de France (Paris, France)
Ladhdhat al-nisâ - The pleasures of women – Suppl. persan 1804 – Bibliothèque nationale de France (Paris, France)
Ladhdhat al-nisâ - The pleasures of women – Suppl. persan 1804 – Bibliothèque nationale de France (Paris, France)
Ladhdhat al-nisâ - The pleasures of women – Suppl. persan 1804 – Bibliothèque nationale de France (Paris, France)
Ladhdhat al-nisâ - The pleasures of women – Suppl. persan 1804 – Bibliothèque nationale de France (Paris, France)
Ladhdhat al-nisâ - The pleasures of women – Suppl. persan 1804 – Bibliothèque nationale de France (Paris, France)
Ladhdhat al-nisâ - The pleasures of women – Suppl. persan 1804 – Bibliothèque nationale de France (Paris, France)
Ladhdhat al-nisâ - The pleasures of women – Suppl. persan 1804 – Bibliothèque nationale de France (Paris, France)
Ladhdhat al-nisâ - The pleasures of women – Suppl. persan 1804 – Bibliothèque nationale de France (Paris, France)
Ladhdhat al-nisâ - The pleasures of women – Suppl. persan 1804 – Bibliothèque nationale de France (Paris, France)
Ladhdhat al-nisâ - The pleasures of women – Suppl. persan 1804 – Bibliothèque nationale de France (Paris, France)
Ladhdhat al-nisâ - The pleasures of women – Suppl. persan 1804 – Bibliothèque nationale de France (Paris, France)
Ladhdhat al-nisâ - The pleasures of women – Suppl. persan 1804 – Bibliothèque nationale de France (Paris, France)
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