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Accession Number:
Smith-Lesouef 248
Gregorian Date:
17th century (or next)
from the library of the foundation of Alexandre-August Lesouef (1829-1906), the collector of Oriental and Occidental MSS. He was a membre of the Ethnographic Society and also the founder membre (Membre fondateur) of the Society of the Japanese Studies. His inheritant his sister Mme Smith and his nieces Jeanne and Madeleine Smith (later the wife of historian Pierre Champion) gave this collection (firent don a l’Etat) to the state in 1913, which formerly was preserved in Nogent-sur-Marne, in the library of the foundation Smith-Lesouef.
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4 x 29
Page Size (h x w):
467 x 302 mm
Text Size (h x w):
345 x 165 mm
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Illustrations in ms:
36 ( 36 Shahnama )
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Illustration in archive - 63     (back to top)
f. 029r
The head of Iraj is brought to Faridun
f. 035v
Sam introduces Zal to Nauzar
f. 056v
Afrasiyab executes Nauzar
f. 066r
Scene from another epic
f. 082v
Rustam lifts Afrasiyab by the belt
f. 089v
Rustam's seventh labour: he kills the White Div
f. 097v
Rustam and the Iranians hunt in Afrasiyab's preserves
f. 109v
Rustam mortally wounds Suhrab
f. 135v
Guruy executes Siyavush
f. 148r
Giv captures Piran
f. 167r
Tazhav parleys with Piran before killing Bahram
f. 174r
The Iranians attack the Turanians at night
f. 182r
Rustam kills Ashkabus and his horse
f. 189v
Rustam lifts Shangul from his saddle
f. 192r
Rustam pulls the Khaqan of Chin from his elephant by lasso
f. 200v
Akvan Div flings Rustam into the sea
f. 204v
Bizhan comes to Manizha's tent
f. 216v
Rustam rescues Bizhan from the pit
f. 241r
The eleventh combat: Gudarz kills Piran
f. 245r
Gustaham pursues Lahhak and Farshidvard
f. 255v
Kay Khusrau throws Shida to the ground
f. 263v
Kay Khusrau besieges Gang Dizh
f. 280v
Kay Khusrau replies to Zal
f. 295r
Gushtasp kills Ilyas in combat
f. 321v
Isfandiyar's fourth labour: he kills the sorceress
f. 327v
Isfandiyar kills Arjasp to rescue his sisters
f. 353r
Rustam shoots Isfandiyar in the eyes with a double-pointed arrow
f. 360v
Rustam kills Shaghad before dying
f. 366r
The execution of Faramarz
f. 371v
Darab approaches the fortress of Faylakus
f. 377r
Iskandar attends the dying Dara
f. 405v
Ardashir kills Mihrak Nushzad
f. 426v
Bahram Gur hunts lions
f. 488v
Bahram Chubina kills the fleeing Sava Shah
f. 512v
The captive Qulun mortally wounds Bahram Chubina
f. 535v
Bizhan kills Mahuy to avenge Yazdagird