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The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Bequest of Monroe C. Gutman, 1974 (1974.209.1-42), and Purchase, Gifts in memory of Richard S. Perkins, and funds from various donors, 2003 (2003.330.1-7) © 2009 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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Accession Number:
1974.290.1-42, 2003.330.1-7
Title of Work:
Shahnama (Gutman)
Gregorian Date:
1335 (circa)
Origin:
Isfahan
Ownership:
First owned by Ph. Walter Schulz in Leipzig; later acquired by Professor O. Moll in Dusseldorf, and then purchased by Monroe C. Gutman in New York
Folios extant in ms.:
259
Estimated num folios in ms.:
529
Columns x Rows:
4 x 25
Page Size (h x w):
203 x 130 mm
Text Size (h x w):
164 x 107 mm
Script:
Naskh
Ms Type:
Detached manuscript folios
Ms Status:
Incomplete
Completion Status:
Ready to upload to website
Illustrations in ms:
49 ( 49 Shahnama )
Illustration Records in archive:
Last updated by:
charles
Date last updated:
2009-06-16 23:14
 
Public Notes
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Bequest of Monroe C. Gutman, 1975. This is the so-called 'Gutman Shahnama', sometimes also known as the 'Schulz Shahnama' after its previous owner and first publisher, Ph. Walter Schulz.
 
References
General Ref:
Masuya, T. The condition of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Small Shahnama and the reconstruction of its text. (in Illustrated poetry and epic images. Persian painting of the 1330s and 1340s) (ed. Carboni, S.) The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York. USA.
General Ref:
Swietochowski, M.L. The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Small Shahnama. (in Illustrated poetry and epic images. Persian painting of the 1330s and 1340s) (ed. Carboni, S.) The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York. USA.
General Ref:
Metropolitan Museum of Art The Museum System.
Dating Ref:
Swietochowski, M.L. The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Small Shahnama. (in Illustrated poetry and epic images. Persian painting of the 1330s and 1340s) (ed. Carboni, S.) The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York. USA.
Origin Ref:
Swietochowski, M.L. The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Small Shahnama. (in Illustrated poetry and epic images. Persian painting of the 1330s and 1340s) (ed. Carboni, S.) The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York. USA.
Folio Ref:
Masuya, T. The condition of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Small Shahnama and the reconstruction of its text. (in Illustrated poetry and epic images. Persian painting of the 1330s and 1340s) (ed. Carboni, S.) The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York. USA.
Illustration Ref:
Swietochowski, M.L. The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Small Shahnama. (in Illustrated poetry and epic images. Persian painting of the 1330s and 1340s) (ed. Carboni, S.) The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York. USA.
 
 
Illustration in archive - 48     (back to top)
f. 002v
Sam recognizes his son Zal in the Simurgh's nest (1335)
f. 003r
Manuchihr and Zal (1335)
f. 004v
Sam visits Zal and Rustam (1335)
f. 005v
The battle between Qarin and Afrasiyab (1335)
f. 006r
Rustam catches Rakhsh (1335)
f. 007v
Rustam's seventh labour: he kills the White Div (1335)
f. 008r
Rustam fights the armies of three Kings (1335)
f. 009v
Kay Kavus falls back down to earth (1335)
f. 010r
Kay Khusrau receives Rustam and Zal (1335)
f. 011r
Human fights Tus (1335)
f. 012r
Rustam kills Ashkabus and his horse (1335)
f. 013r
Rustam pulls the Khaqan of Chin from his elephant by lasso (1335)
f. 014r
Rustam fights Kafur the Cannibal (1335)
f. 015r
Puladvand overwhelms the Iranians (1335)
f. 016r
Kay Khusrau throws Shida to the ground (1335)
f. 017r
Rustam fights a sea monster (1335)
f. 018v
Bizhan slaughters the wild boar (1335)
f. 019v
Gustaham pursues Lahhak and Farshidvard (1335)
f. 020r
Faramarz kills Varazad (1335)
f. 021v
The execution of Afrasiyab (1335)
f. 022r
Gushtasp catches Kitayun's eye at Caesar's court (1335)
f. 023v
Gushtasp kills a wolf in Rum (1335)
f. 024r
Gushtasp kills a dragon in Rum (1335)
f. 025r
Isfandiyar's second labour: he fights the lions (1335)
f. 025v
Isfandiyar's third labour: he fights the dragon (1335)
f. 027v
Isfandiyar's fourth labour: he kills the sorceress (1335)
f. 028r
Isfandiyar's fifth labour: he kills the Simurgh (1335)
f. 029v
Isfandiyar kills Arjasp to rescue his sisters (1335)
f. 030r
Rustam falls into a pit (1335)
f. 030v
Rustam kills Shaghad before dying (1335)
f. 032v
Iskandar in the land of the Brahmins (1335)
f. 033v
Iskandar and the talking birds (1335)
f. 034v
The great sages mourn the death of Iskandar (1335)
f. 035v
Bahram Gur hunts onagers (1335)
f. 036r
Bahram Gur kills the dragon that had killed a youth (1335)
f. 037v
Anushirvan executes Mazdak and his followers (1335)
f. 038r
Mihran Sitad asks the Khaqan to give his daughter to Anushirvan as a wife (1335)
f. 039r
Anushirvan sits before the chessboard sent by the Raja of Hind (1335)
f. 040r
Gav and Talhand's forces fight for a second time (1335)
f. 041r
Bahram Chubina at the castle of the Fortune Teller (1335)
f. 042r
Bahram Chubina's night attack on the camp of Khusrau Parviz (1335)
f. 043r
Rustam's third labour: he kills a dragon (1330)
f. 044v
Rustam shoots Isfandiyar in the eyes with a double-pointed arrow (1330)
f. 045v
Iskandar in Abyssinia (1330)
f. 046r
Gustaham in conversation with the weeping talisman (1330)
f. 047r
Shirin commits suicide by the coffin of Khusrau Parviz (1330)
f. 048v
(1330)
f. 049r
(1330)