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Accession Number:
Ms. III. G. 68bis
Gregorian Date:
18th century
Numerous seals, see Gabrieli, Piemontese.
Folios extant in ms.:
Columns x Rows:
4 x 20
Page Size (h x w):
330 x 225 mm
Text Size (h x w):
224 x 135 mm
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Ms Type:
Ms Status:
Volume 1 only
Completion Status:
Breaklines to be added
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Illustrations in ms:
Illustration Records in archive:
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Date last updated:
0000-00-00 00:00:00
Dating Ref:
Gabrieli, G. & F. I manoscritti persiani del poema di Firdusi in Italia. (in Accademie e Biblioteche d'Italia) 9 (1935) pp. 261-73 Biblioteca d'Arte Editrice. Rome. Italy.
Origin Ref:
Piemontese, A.M. Catalogo dei manoscritti persiani conservati nell Biblioteche d'Italia. Rome. Italy.
Illustration Ref:
Gabrieli, G. & F. I manoscritti persiani del poema di Firdusi in Italia. (in Accademie e Biblioteche d'Italia) 9 (1935) pp. 261-73 Biblioteca d'Arte Editrice. Rome. Italy.
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f. 009v
Jamshid enthroned
f. 014r
Scene from another epic
f. 019v
Jamshid sawn in half before Zahhak
f. 021v
The early years of Faridun
f. 025r
Faridun fords the Dijla on the way to fight Zahhak
f. 027r
Zahhak bound on mount Damavand
f. 035r
The murder of Iraj
f. 036v
The birth of Manuchihr
f. 041r
Manuchihr kills Tur in battle
f. 043r
Manuchihr kills Salm
f. 047r
The Simurgh brings Zal to Sam
f. 054r
Rudaba and Zal together
f. 057r
Sindukht learns of Zal and Rudaba
f. 061v
f. 066r
Zal displays his skills before Manuchihr
f. 069v
The birth of Rustam
f. 071r
Rustam kills Zal's white elephant
f. 075r
Pashang learns of the death of Manuchihr
f. 078v
Qarin fights Barman
f. 080v
Zal kills Khazarvan in combat
f. 085r
Rustam catches Rakhsh
f. 089r
f. 095r
The White Div blinds Kay Kavus and his army
f. 097r
Rustam's first labour: Rakhsh kills a lion
f. 098r
Rustam's third labour: he kills a dragon
f. 099r
Rustam's fourth labour: he kills the witch
f. 100r
Rustam's fifth labour: he lassoes Aulad
f. 101r
Rustam's sixth labour: he kills Arzhang
f. 102r
Rustam's seventh labour: he kills the White Div
f. 104r
Rustam shakes hands with Kalahur, champion from Mazandaran
f. 105v
Rustam fights the Mazandarani champion Juya
f. 106v
The King of Mazandaran is executed
f. 115v
Kay Kavus airborne
f. 122r
Turanian riders capture Rakhsh
f. 123v
Tahmina visits Rustam's chamber
f. 126v
Suhrab fights Gurdafarid
f. 132r
Zhanda Razm discovered dead from a blow of Rustam's fist
f. 136r
The first combat of Rustam and Suhrab
f. 139r
Suhrab overthrows Rustam in their second combat
f. 140r
Rustam mortally wounds Suhrab
f. 141v
Rustam laments for the dying Suhrab
f. 144r
Tahmina learns of Suhrab's death
f. 153v
f. 159r
Scene from the Barzunama
f. 164r
Scene from the Barzunama
f. 166r
Scene from the Barzunama
f. 167r
Scene from the Barzunama
f. 172r
Barzu's mother prevents Rustam from killing Barzu
f. 175v
Scene from the Barzunama
f. 176v
Scene from the Barzunama
f. 180r
Scene from the Barzunama
f. 182r
Scene from the Barzunama
f. 183v
Scene from the Barzunama
f. 185r
Siyavush returns from Zabulistan
f. 186v
Siyavush visits Sudaba's quarters a second time
f. 187r
Siyavush in Sudaba's quarters for the third time
f. 188v
Sudaba accuses Siyavush
f. 190v
The fire ordeal of Siyavush
f. 193r
Kay Kavus embraces Siyavush after the fire ordeal
f. 194v
Afrasiyab consults the mobads about his dream
f. 199v
Siyavush consults Bahram and Zanga
f. 204v
Siyavush plays polo before Afrasiyab
f. 208r
Siyavush marries Farangis
f. 214r
Siyavush fights Damur
f. 218v
Siyavush receives counsel from Farangis
f. 221v
f. 223r
Guruy executes Siyavush
f. 224v
The birth of Kay Khusrau
f. 227v
Mourning for Siyavush
f. 228v
Rustam kills Sudaba
f. 229v
Faramarz kills Varazad
f. 231v
Zavara executes Surkha to avenge Siyavush
f. 232v
Rustam kills Pilsam
f. 237r
Giv goes to Turan in search of Kay Khusrau
f. 237v
Giv finds Kay Khusrau in Turan
f. 241v
Afrasiyab meets Piran returning from his defeat
f. 243v
Kay Khusrau crosses the Oxus with Farangis and Giv
f. 245r
Kay Khusrau's army besieges Bahman's castle and fights the divs
f. 247v
The coronation of Kay Khusrau
f. 252v
Kay Khusrau reviews his troops
f. 258v
Farud kills Rivniz
f. 262r
Jarira commits suicide over her son's body
f. 268v
Kay Khusrau disgraces Tus
f. 271v
The Turanians defeat the Iranians
f. 274v
Giv kills Tahzav in revenge for the death of Bahram
f. 287r
Rustam asks for Farangis as a wife for Fariburz
f. 296r
Rustam comes to aid the Iranians
f. 299r
Rustam captures and kills Kamus
f. 303r
Rustam and Piran parley
f. 304v
Turanians try to avoid fight with Iranians
f. 309r
Rustam lifts Shangul from his saddle
f. 309v
Rustam leads an attack on the Turanians' allies
f. 311r
Rustam kills Gahar Gahani
f. 313r
Rustam pulls the Khaqan of Chin from his elephant by lasso
f. 321v
Puladvand lifts Giv and Tus from their saddles
f. 323v
Rustam overthrows Puladvand
f. 326r
Akvan Div flings Rustam into the sea
f. 327v
Rustam kills Akvan Div
f. 329r
Firdausi's companion relates the story of Bizhan and Manizha
f. 330v
Bizhan slaughters the wild boar
f. 333v
Manizha entertains Bizhan in her appartments
f. 335r
Bizhan brought before Afrasiyab
f. 345r
Manizha appeals to Rustam
f. 347r
Rustam rescues Bizhan from the pit
f. 350r
Scene from the Faramarznama
f. 351r
Scene from the Faramarznama
f. 354r
Scene from the Faramarznama
f. 365r
Scene from the Barzunama
f. 367v
Scene from the Barzunama
f. 375r
The armies of Turan and Iran facing each other
f. 392v
Gudarz and Piran name their champions for the single combats
f. 398v
Kay Khusrau kills Guruy
f. 403v
Afrasiyab learns of the killing of Piran
f. 409r
Kay Khusrau kills Shida
f. 418r
Scene from another epic
f. 425r
The Turanian prisoners before Kay Kavus
f. 428r
Kay Khusrau defeats and kills the King of Makran
f. 429v
Kay Khusrau visits Siyavushgird and mourns for his father
f. 432r
Hum captures Afrasiyab
f. 433v
The execution of Afrasiyab
f. 441v
Kay Khusrau gives up his throne to Luhrasp
f. 444r
Rustam and other champions searching in the mountains for their comrades lost in the snow