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© The Gulistan Palace Museum, Tehran
Accession Number:
Ms 1946
Hijri Date:
1048 Rabi' I
Gregorian Date:
1638 July (to nearest hijri month)
Folios extant in ms.:
Columns x Rows:
4 x 28
Page Size (h x w):
288 x 210 mm
Text Size (h x w):
288 x 162 mm
Colophon Folio:
Sample Page Folio:
Ms Type:
Ms Status:
Completion Status:
Ready to upload to website
Illustrations in ms:
82 ( 82 Shahnama )
Illustration Records in archive:
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Date last updated:
0000-00-00 00:00:00
Public Notes
This is an interesting, unusual manuscript with a set of illustrations of rather strong design, usually in stepped format. Among its notable features is that it contains a picture for each of the combats of the Eleven Champions.

The ms. is numbered on every page. (Ch.M.)

See the description by S.A. Sharifzadeh, Namvarnama, Tehran, 1370 sh./1991, pp. 78-96.

Dating Ref:
Colophon Extracted from the colophon of the work.
Origin Ref:
Sharifzadeh, S.A. Namvar nameh. (1370 sh.) Ministry of Culture and Higher Education. Tehran. Iran.
Illustration Ref:
Sharifzadeh, S.A. Namvar nameh. (1370 sh.) Ministry of Culture and Higher Education. Tehran. Iran.
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f. 021
Zahhak consults physicians (1638)
f. 039
Faridun defeats Zahhak (1638)
f. 044
Faridun tests his sons (1638)
f. 057
Manuchihr kills Tur in battle (1638)
f. 064
The Simurgh bids farewell to Sam's son (1638)
f. 073
Zal sees Rudaba on the roof of her palace (1638)
f. 102
The second battle between Nauzar and Afrasiyab (1638)
f. 106
Zal kills Khazarvan in combat (1638)
f. 113
Rustam catches Rakhsh (1638)
f. 116
Rustam lifts Afrasiyab by the belt (1638)
f. 122
Zal counsels Kay Kavus (1638)
f. 127
Rustam's first labour: Rakhsh kills a lion (1638)
f. 129
Rustam's third labour: he kills a dragon (1638)
f. 131
Rustam's fourth labour: he kills the witch (1638)
f. 134
Rustam's sixth labour: he kills Arzhang (1638)
f. 136
Rustam's seventh labour: he kills the White Div (1638)
f. 141
Kay Kavus' s champions fight the King of Mazandaran (1638)
f. 152
Kay Kavus airborne (1638)
f. 159
Rustam kills Alkus in combat (1638)
f. 166
Suhrab fights Gurdafarid (1638)
f. 172
Rustam kills Zhinda Razm (1638)
f. 177
The first combat of Rustam and Suhrab (1638)
f. 181
Suhrab overthrows Rustam in their second combat (1638)
f. 183
Rustam mortally wounds Suhrab (1638)
f. 200
The fire ordeal of Siyavush (1638)
f. 206
Afrasiyab consults the mobads about his dream (1638)
f. 208
Garsivaz brings gifts to Siyavush from Afrasiyab (1638)
f. 220
Siyavush plays polo before Afrasiyab (1638)
f. 233
Siyavush shows his skills before Garsivaz (1638)
f. 250
Piran and the child Kay Khusrau before Afrasiyab (1638)
f. 259
Rustam kills Pilsam (1638)
f. 267
Giv finds Kay Khusrau in Turan (1638)
f. 276
Kay Khusrau crosses the Oxus with Farangis and Giv (1638)
f. 279
Kay Kavus receives Kay Khusrau on his arrival from Turan (1638)
f. 287
Kay Khusrau receives Rustam and Zal (1638)
f. 290
Kay Khusrau pledges vengeance against Afrasiyab (1638)
f. 301
Farud shoots Tus's horse from under him (1638)
f. 333
The Iranians regroup and fight back (1638)
f. 350
Rustam comes to aid the Iranians (1638)
f. 354
Rustam kills Ashkabus and his horse (1638)
f. 360
Rustam overturns Chingish by seizing the tail of his horse (1638)
f. 373
Rustam pulls the Khaqan of Chin from his elephant by lasso (1638)
f. 387
Rustam overthrows Puladvand (1638)
f. 391
Akvan Div flings Rustam into the sea (1638)
f. 398
Bizhan slaughters the wild boar (1638)
f. 422
Rustam asks Bizhan to forgive Gurgin (1638)
f. 444
Bizhan kills Human (1638)
f. 463
The first combat: Fariburz kills Gulbad (1638)
f. 464
Giv defeats and binds Guruy Zirih (1638)
f. 465
The third combat: Guraza kills Siyamak by throwing him to the ground (1638)
f. 466
The fourth combat: Furuhil kills Zangala (1638)
f. 467
The fifth combat: Ruhham kills Barman (1638)
f. 468
Bizhan leads away the horse and body of Ruyin (1638)
f. 469
Hujir leads away the horse and body of Sipahram (1638)
f. 470
The eighth combat: Zanga kills Akhvasht (1638)
f. 471
Piran escapes from Gudarz up the mountainside (1638)
f. 477
Gustaham pursues Lahhak and Farshidvard (1638)
f. 496
Kay Khusrau throws Shida to the ground (1638)
f. 497
A full scale battle between the armies of Iran and Turan (1638)
f. 507
Rustam takes Jahn and Garsivaz prisoner (1638)
f. 523
Kay Khusrau visits Siyavushgird and mourns for his father (1638)
f. 525
Kay Kavus and Kay Khusrau meet and discuss the elimination of Afrasiyab (1638)
f. 528
Afrasiyab flees from Hum (1638)
f. 555
Gushtasp kills a dragon in Rum (1638)
f. 575
Isfandiyar kills Bidarafsh (1638)
f. 596
Isfandiyar's first labour: he fights the wolves (1638)
f. 597
Isfandiyar's second labour: he fights the lions (1638)
f. 598
Isfandiyar's third labour: he fights the dragon (1638)
f. 626
The first combat of Rustam and Isfandiyar (1638)
f. 633
Rustam shoots Isfandiyar in the eyes with a double-pointed arrow (1638)
f. 643
Rustam kills Shaghad before dying (1638)
f. 662
Iskandar attends the dying Dara (1638)
f. 686
Iskandar in Abyssinia (1638)
f. 691
Iskandar encounters Israfil (1638)
f. 697
Approaching Babylon Iskandar meets Gushbistar (1638)
f. 746
Bahram Gur hunts in the company of Azada (1638)
f. 756
Bahram Gur fights two lions to win the throne (1638)
f. 785
Bahram Gur wrestles before Shangul (1638)
f. 822
Anushirvan executes a young man and his half-sister in his harem (1638)
f. 850
Gav and Talhand's forces fight for a second time (1638)
f. 873
Bahram Chubina kills the fleeing Sava Shah (1638)