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Accession Number:
Suppl. persan 490
Hijri Date:
1012 Dhu'l-Qa'da 30
Gregorian Date:
1604 April 30
Shiraz, then Isfahan
came from India to the Bibliotheque Nationale before 1830. Could be a gift of Amedee Jaubert
Muhammad Jan al-Kirmani
Folios extant in ms.:
Columns x Rows:
4 x 30
Page Size (h x w):
380 x 245 mm
Text Size (h x w):
245 x 145 mm
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Illustrations in ms:
60 ( 2 frontispiece(s) 2 finispiece(s) 56 Shahnama )
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General Ref:
Richard, F. Les Splendeurs persanes. Manuscrits du XIIe au XVIIe siècle. Bibliothèque nationale de France. Paris. France.
General Ref:
Norgren, J. & Davis, E. Preliminary index of Shah-nameh illustrations. University of Michigan. Ann Arbor. USA.
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f. 001v
Sulayman enthroned (frontispiece) (1604)
f. 002r
Bilqis enthroned (frontispiece) (1604)
f. 005v
Kayumars enthroned (1604)
f. 008v
Jamshid sawn in half before Zahhak (1604)
f. 013r
Faridun defeats Zahhak (1604)
f. 018r
The murder of Iraj (1604)
f. 023v
Manuchihr enthroned (1604)
f. 025r
The Simurgh bids farewell to Sam's son (1604)
f. 037r
Zal marries Rudaba (1604)
f. 044v
Afrasiyab executes Nauzar (1604)
f. 048v
The combat between Rustam and Afrasiyab (1604)
f. 055r
Rustam's sixth labour: he kills Arzhang (1604)
f. 061r
Rustam parleys with the King of Hamavaran (1604)
f. 062r
Kay Kavus airborne (1604)
f. 064v
Rustam kills Alkus in combat (1604)
f. 073v
Rustam discovers Suhrab's identity (1604)
f. 080v
The fire ordeal of Siyavush (1604)
f. 090r
Siyavush marries Farangis (1604)
f. 098v
Guruy executes Siyavush (1604)
f. 109v
Rustam kills Pilsam (1604)
f. 111r
Kay Khusrau crosses the Oxus with Farangis and Giv (1604)
f. 123r
Farud retreats to his fortress and is mortally wounded by Ruhham (1604)
f. 132v
The Iranians fight Tazhav (1604)
f. 142r
Rustam kills Ashkabus and his horse (1604)
f. 150r
Rustam pulls the Khaqan of Chin from his elephant by lasso (1604)
f. 157v
Akvan Div flings Rustam into the sea (1604)
f. 170r
Rustam rescues Bizhan from the pit (1604)
f. 172r
Rustam and Bizhan defeat Afrasiyab in battle (1604)
f. 179r
Bizhan kills Human (1604)
f. 189v
Piran escapes from Gudarz up the mountainside (1604)
f. 200v
Kay Khusrau kills Shida (1604)
f. 215v
The execution of Afrasiyab (1604)
f. 225v
Gushtasp catches Kitayun's eye at Caesar's court (1604)
f. 243v
Isfandiyar kills Arjasp to rescue his sisters (1604)
f. 246r
Isfandiyar's third labour: he fights the dragon (1604)
f. 260v
The first combat of Rustam and Isfandiyar (1604)
f. 268r
Rustam kills Shaghad before dying (1604)
f. 279r
Iskandar attends the dying Dara (1604)
f. 290v
Iskandar with Queen Qaydafa and her court (1604)
f. 299v
Ardavan led captive before Ardashir (1604)
f. 315r
The battle between the armies of Shapur and Rum (1604)
f. 320r
Bahram Gur hunts in the company of Azada (1604)
f. 324v
Bahram Gur fights two lions to win the throne (1604)
f. 338r
Bahram Gur fights the Khaqan of Chin (1604)
f. 353v
Anushirvan executes Mazdak and his followers (1604)
f. 359v
Anushirvan and Farfuryus fight (1604)
f. 363v
Buzurjmihr interprets a dream for Anushirvan about a youth in his harem (1604)
f. 374v
Anushirvan receives the Khaqan's daughter (1604)
f. 378v
Anushirvan sits before the chessboard sent by the Raja of Hind (1604)
f. 392v
Anushirvan receives Caesar's locked chest and other presents (1604)
f. 407r
Hurmuzd appoints Bahram Chubina as general (1604)
f. 411v
Bahram Chubina kills the fleeing Sava Shah (1604)
f. 418r
Bahram Chubina's night attack on the camp of Khusrau Parviz (1604)
f. 428r
Bahram Chubina defeated in his third battle with Khusrau (1604)
f. 434v
Scene from the Bahmannama (1604)
f. 442r
Shirin greets Khusrau Parviz on his way to the hunt (1604)
f. 456v
Shirin commits suicide by the coffin of Khusrau Parviz (1604)
f. 466v
The miller assassinates Yazdagird (1604)
f. 469v
Finispiece (verso side) (1604)
f. 470r
Finispiece (recto side) (1604)