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Accession Number:
Ms 1551
Hijri Date:
1147 Jumada II 7
Gregorian Date:
1734 November 3
Khwaja Ahad Allah Urfdar
Folios extant in ms.:
Columns x Rows:
4 x 25
Page Size (h x w):
280 x 185 mm
Text Size (h x w):
228 x 121 mm
Colophon Folio:
Ms Type:
Ms Status:
Completion Status:
Ready to upload to website
Illuminations in ms:
Illustrations in ms:
103 ( 103 Shahnama )
Illustration Records in archive:
Last updated by:
Date last updated:
2009-02-10 21:03
Project Notes
Some editing still to do. Need photo of colophon and proper description of the ms.

Some pictures are Barzunama.

Dating Ref:
Colophon Extracted from the colophon of the work.
Origin Ref:
Mahdavi, M. Amin Amin Mahdavi's Personal Inspection Notes.
Illustration Ref:
Mahdavi, M. Amin Amin Mahdavi's Personal Inspection Notes.
Illustration in archive - 103     (back to top)
f. 004v
Kayumars sends his grandson, Hushang, to fight the Divs (1734)
f. 006r
Hushang kills the Black Div (1734)
f. 015r
Jamshid sawn in half before Zahhak (1734)
f. 021v
Faridun enthroned (1734)
f. 027r
The murder of Iraj (1734)
f. 035v
The Simurgh bids farewell to Sam's son (1734)
f. 040v
Rudaba lets down her hair for Zal to climb up (1734)
f. 051v
The birth of Rustam (1734)
f. 053v
Rustam kills Zal's white elephant (1734)
f. 061r
Afrasiyab executes Nauzar (1734)
f. 064r
Rustam catches Rakhsh (1734)
f. 066v
Rustam lifts Afrasiyab by the belt (1734)
f. 072r
Scene from another epic (1734)
f. 078r
Rustam's first labour: Rakhsh kills a lion (1734)
f. 079v
Rustam's third labour: he kills a dragon (1734)
f. 080vA
Rustam's fourth labour: he kills the witch (1734)
f. 080vB
Rustam's fifth labour: he lassoes Aulad (1734)
f. 081v
Rustam's fifth labour: he lassoes Aulad (1734)
f. 082v
Rustam's sixth labour: he kills Arzhang (1734)
f. 083v
Rustam's seventh labour: he kills the White Div (1734)
f. 091v
Kay Kavus airborne (1734)
f. 101r
Rustam knocks down Tus in the presence of Kay Kavus (1734)
f. 108r
Rustam mortally wounds Suhrab (1734)
f. 117r
The fire ordeal of Siyavush (1734)
f. 127a
Siyavush plays polo before Afrasiyab (1734)
f. 138v
Guruy executes Siyavush (1734)
f. 145r
Scene from the Barzunama (1734)
f. 149v
Giv finds Kay Khusrau in Turan (1734)
f. 154v
Kay Khusrau crosses the Oxus with Farangis and Giv (1734)
f. 162v
Kay Khusrau reviews his troops (1734)
f. 166v
Farud kills Zarasp (1734)
f. 170r
Jarira commits suicide over her son's body (1734)
f. 191r
Khaqan Chin goes to inspect the Iranian army (1734)
f. 195v
Rustam kills Ashkabus and his horse (1734)
f. 197v
Rustam captures and kills Kamus (1734)
f. 204r
Rustam leads an attack on the Turanians' allies (1734)
f. 205r
Rustam pulls the Khaqan of Chin from his elephant by lasso (1734)
f. 212v
Rustam overthrows Puladvand (1734)
f. 215r
Rustam fights a sea monster (1734)
f. 227v
Rustam disguised as a merchant before Piran (1734)
f. 230r
Rustam rescues Bizhan from the pit (1734)
f. 234r
Scene from the Barzunama (1734)
f. 239r
Scene from the Barzunama (1734)
f. 246a
Scene from the Barzunama (1734)
f. 257v
Barzu's mother prevents Rustam from killing Barzu (1734)
f. 263r
Scene from the Barzunama (1734)
f. 277v
Scene from the Barzunama (1734)
f. 287r
Bizhan and Human wrestle for a second time (1734)
f. 296rA
The first combat: Fariburz kills Gulbad (1734)
f. 296rB
Giv defeats and binds Guruy Zirih (1734)
f. 296v
The third combat: Guraza kills Siyamak by throwing him to the ground (1734)
f. 297rA
The fourth combat: Furuhil kills Zangala (1734)
f. 297rB
The fifth combat: Ruhham kills Barman (1734)
f. 297v
The sixth combat: Bizhan kills Ruyin (1734)
f. 298r
The seventh combat: Hujir kills Sipahram with a blow of his sword (1734)
f. 298v
The eighth combat: Zanga kills Akhvasht (1734)
f. 299rA
The ninth combat: Gurgin kills Andariman (1734)
f. 299rB
The tenth combat: Barta kills Kuhram (1734)
f. 300r
The eleventh combat: Gudarz kills Piran (1734)
f. 304r
Kay Khusrau mourns for Piran and the dead Turanians (1734)
f. 312r
Kay Khusrau kills Shida (1734)
f. 320a
Kay Khusrau gives a safe conduct to Afrasiyab's family (1734)
f. 326a
Kay Khusrau crosses Lake Zara (1734)
f. 330b
The execution of Afrasiyab (1734)
f. 345b
Gushtasp kills a wolf in Rum (1734)
f. 357b
Bidarafsh kills Zarir, the brother of Gushtasp (1734)
f. 367a
Isfandiyar lassoes the Turanian hero Gurgsar (1734)
f. 369b
Isfandiyar's first labour: he fights the wolves (1734)
f. 371rA
Isfandiyar's second labour: he fights the lions (1734)
f. 371rB
Isfandiyar's third labour: he fights the dragon (1734)
f. 373a
Isfandiyar's fifth labour: he kills the Simurgh (1734)
f. 374b
Isfandiyar's fifth labour: he kills the Simurgh (1734)
f. 376b
Isfandiyar's sixth labour: he escapes from a snow storm (1734)
f. 379a
Isfandiyar's sisters recognize him in merchant's clothes (1734)
f. 380b
Isfandiyar kills Arjasp to rescue his sisters (1734)
f. 386a
Bahman delivers Isfandiyar's message to Rustam (1734)
f. 397a
Rustam shoots Isfandiyar in the eyes with a double-pointed arrow (1734)
f. 402a
Rustam kills Shaghad before dying (1734)
f. 405a
Bahman fights Faramarz (1734)
f. 414r
Iskandar attends the dying Dara (1734)
f. 421a
Iskandar kills Fur (1734)
f. 427a
Iskandar in the land of the Brahmins (1734)
f. 431a
Iskandar encounters Israfil (1734)
f. 456bA
Shapur goes to the court of Caesar (1734)
f. 456bB
Shapur goes to the court of Caesar (1734)
f. 464a
Bahram Gur hunts in the company of Azada (1734)
f. 469aA
Bahram Gur fights two lions to win the throne (1734)
f. 469aB
Bahram Gur fights two lions to win the throne (1734)
f. 482b
Bahram Gur hunts lions (1734)
f. 486b
Bahram Gur fights the Khaqan of Chin (1734)
f. 493a
Bahram Gur kills a wolf in India (1734)
f. 513a
Anushirvan and Farfuryus fight (1734)
f. 534r
Buzurjmihr demonstrates how to play the game of chess (1734)
f. 546b
Hurmuzd forces his high priest to eat poisoned food (1734)
f. 554v
Bahram Chubina kills the fleeing Sava Shah (1734)
f. 560r
Bahram Chubina wears the woman's clothes sent by Hurmuzd (1734)
f. 570a
Khusrau Parviz and Bahram Chubina dispute kingship rights (1734)
f. 584v
The war between the generals of Khusrau Parviz and Bahram Chubina (1734)
f. 591b
Bahram Chubina kills the monkey-lion (1734)
f. 594b
The captive Qulun mortally wounds Bahram Chubina (1734)
f. 609a
Zad Farrukh asks Khusrau Parviz to give his throne to his son Shiruy (1734)
f. 614b
Mihr Hurmuzd murders Khusrau Parviz (1734)
f. 621a
Sa'd-i Vaqqas kills Rustam (1734)