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© Copyright, the Master and Fellows, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge
Details
Accession Number:
Corpus Or. 202
Hijri Date:
1053 Rabi' II 15
Gregorian Date:
1643 July 2
Origin:
Shiraz
Calligrapher:
Hajji Muhammad b. Nur al-Din Muhammad Dasht-i Bayazi
Folios extant in ms.:
338
Columns x Rows:
4 x 25
Page Size (h x w):
370 x 230 mm
Text Size (h x w):
260 x 152 mm
Script:
Nasta'liq
Colophon Folio:
338v
Ms Type:
Codex
Ms Status:
Part 2
Completion Status:
Ready to upload to website
Illuminations in ms:
0
Illustrations in ms:
12 ( 12 Shahnama )
Illustration Records in archive:
Last updated by:
charles
Date last updated:
2010-02-08 16:28
 
Public Notes
This is an interesting copy of the Shahnama, deserving detailed study. The text differs considerably from the standard editions of Khaleghi-Motlagh and Dabir-Siyaqi. It appears that the manuscript illustrations are from the same atelier as Dorn 333 in the National Library of Russia in St Petersburg. The text used may be the same and display similar departures from the normal. The detailed colophon, naming the calligrapher as Hajji Muhammad b. Nur al-Din Muhammad Dasht-i Bayazi, suggests the possibility of a production in Khurasan. However, others believe Isfahan or Shiraz (Sheila Canby) to be the place of production.

The artist responsible for most of the paintings can be identifed as Afzal al-Husaini; two others, ff. 324v and 329r, are by a different artist. (F.A. and Ch.M.).

Project Notes
Further comments?

In Shahnama exhibition.

 
References
Dating Ref:
Colophon Extracted from the colophon of the work.
Origin Ref:
Canby, S.R. Personal communication.