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Spencer Pers. ms. 3
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Accession Number:
Spencer Pers. ms. 3
Hijri Date:
1025 Rajab
Gregorian Date:
1616 July (to nearest hijri month)
Provenance: purchased from A. Reberiou, Tehran, 2 June 1949, for $1500.
Folios extant in ms.:
Columns x Rows:
4 x 27
Page Size (h x w):
363 x 242 mm
Text Size (h x w):
272 x 155 mm
Colophon Folio:
Sample Page Folio:
Ms Type:
Ms Status:
Completion Status:
Search not completed
Illustrations in ms:
99 ( 84 Shahnama 4 Garshaspnama 3 Barzunama 8 other [ Faramarznama ] )
Illustration Records in archive:
Last updated by:
Date last updated:
2014-03-08 04:35
Project Notes
Need to provide full description of the ms. Best account to date in the catalogue of Barbara Schmitz.

Need permissions and official photography.

Dating Ref:
Colophon Extracted from the colophon of the work.
Origin Ref:
Schmitz, B. Islamic manuscripts in the New York Public Library. OUP. New York. USA.
Illustration Ref:
Schmitz, B. Islamic manuscripts in the New York Public Library. OUP. New York. USA.
Illustration in archive - 141     (back to top)
f. 006r
Jamshid enthroned (1616)
f. 012r
Rudaba lets down her hair for Zal to climb up (1616)
f. 016r
Manuchihr learns about Zal and Rudaba (1616)
f. 021rA
Zal marries Rudaba (1616)
f. 021rB
The birth of Rustam (1616)
f. 021v
The birth of Rustam (1616)
f. 022v
Rustam kills Zal's white elephant (1616)
f. 023r
Rustam fights Mihtar, kotwal of Kuh-i Sipand (1616)
f. 026r
Qarin fights Barman (1616)
f. 026v
Barman kills Qarin (1616)
f. 027r
Zal shoots Gulbad (1616)
f. 027v
Nauzar about to be executed by Afrasiyab (1616)
f. 031v
Scene from another epic (1616)
f. 033r
Jamshid sawn in half before Zahhak (1616)
f. 033v
Scene from the Garshaspnama (1616)
f. 036v
Scene from the Garshaspnama (1616)
f. 038v
Scene from the Garshaspnama (1616)
f. 041r
Scene from the Garshaspnama (1616)
f. 043r
The mobad interprets Zahhak's dream (1616)
f. 055v
The murder of Iraj (1616)
f. 058v
Manuchihr kills Tur in battle (1616)
f. 060r
Manuchihr fights Kakuy, grandson of Zahhak (1616)
f. 060v
Manuchihr kills Salm (1616)
f. 063v
The Simurgh brings Zal to Sam (1616)
f. 065r
Prince Zal is presented to Manuchihr (1616)
f. 066v
Rustam catches Rakhsh (1616)
f. 067v
Rustam enthroned with Kay Qubad on Mount Alburz (1616)
f. 068r
Rustam kills Qulun (1616)
f. 074r
Rustam's third labour: he kills a dragon (1616)
f. 075v
Rustam's sixth labour: he kills Arzhang (1616)
f. 076v
Rustam's seventh labour: he kills the White Div (1616)
f. 085v
Rustam fights the Turanians (1616)
f. 086r
Rustam kills Alkus in combat (1616)
f. 089r
Suhrab fights Hujir (1616)
f. 089v
Suhrab fights Gurdafarid (1616)
f. 095r
The first combat of Rustam and Suhrab (1616)
f. 097r
Rustam mortally wounds Suhrab (1616)
f. 108v
Scene from the Barzunama (1616)
f. 116r
Barzu's mother prevents Rustam from killing Barzu (1616)
f. 118r
f. 130v
Siyavush plays polo before Afrasiyab (1616)
f. 141r
Siyavush taken prisoner before Afrasiyab (1616)
f. 142v
Guruy executes Siyavush (1616)
f. 146v
Rustam kills Sudaba (1616)
f. 147r
Zavara executes Surkha to avenge Siyavush (1616)
f. 148r
Rustam kills Pilsam (1616)
f. 159v
Kay Khusrau's army besieges Bahman's castle (1616)
f. 165r
f. 166r
f. 168v
f. 171r
f. 171vA
Scene from the Faramarznama (1616)
f. 171vB
f. 172r
f. 172v
f. 176r
Farud kills Zarasp (1616)
f. 179r
Bizhan fights Palashan (1616)
f. 185r
Tazhav mortally wounds Bahram (1616)
f. 185v
Giv kills Tahzav in revenge for the death of Bahram (1616)
f. 188r
Tus kills Arzhang (1616)
f. 189r
Ruhham overcomes Bazur the Turanian wizard (1616)
f. 199v
Rustam kills Ashkabus and his horse (1616)
f. 201r
Rustam captures and kills Kamus (1616)
f. 211r
Rustam fights Kafur the Cannibal (1616)
f. 217r
Akvan Div flings Rustam into the sea (1616)
f. 232v
Rustam fights Barkhiyas Div (interpolation) (1616)
f. 249v
Giv fights Lahhak and Farshidvard (1616)
f. 252v
The first combat: Fariburz kills Gulbad (1616)
f. 253rA
The second combat: Giv stuns Guruy Zirih (1616)
f. 253rB
The third combat: Guraza kills Siyamak by throwing him to the ground (1616)
f. 253vA
The fourth combat: Furuhil kills Zangala (1616)
f. 253vB
The fifth combat: Ruhham kills Barman (1616)
f. 254rA
The sixth combat: Bizhan kills Ruyin (1616)
f. 254rB
The seventh combat: Hujir kills Sipahram with a blow of his sword (1616)
f. 254vA
The eighth combat: Zanga kills Akhvasht (1616)
f. 254vB
Gurgin leads away Andariman's horse (1616)
f. 255r
The tenth combat: Barta kills Kuhram (1616)
f. 255v
The eleventh combat: Gudarz kills Piran (1616)
f. 258v
Gustaham pursues Lahhak and Farshidvard (1616)
f. 268v
Kay Khusrau throws Shida to the ground (1616)
f. 283r
Kay Khusrau defeats and kills the King of Makran (1616)
f. 285v
Kay Kavus and Kay Khusrau meet and discuss the elimination of Afrasiyab (1616)
f. 288rA
The execution of Afrasiyab (1616)
f. 288rB
The execution of Garsivaz (1616)
f. 297v
Kay Khusrau says a final farewell to his loyal comanders (1616)
f. 308v
Gushtasp receives Zardusht and converts to the new faith (1616)
f. 317v
Gushtasp goes to Sistan and fights Arjasp again (1616)
f. 325r
Isfandiyar's third labour: he fights the dragon (1616)
f. 329v
The battle between the forces of Isfandiyar and Kuhram (1616)
f. 342v
The Simurgh healing Rakhsh's wounds (1616)
f. 344r
Rustam shoots Isfandiyar in the eyes with a double-pointed arrow (1616)
f. 349v
Rustam kills Shaghad before dying (1616)
f. 362r
f. 366r
f. 367v
Iskandar executes Dara's murderers (1616)
f. 373r
Iskandar with Dara (1616)
f. 432v
Bahram son of Shapur enthroned (1616)
f. 444r
Bahram comes with Nu'man to his father Yazdagird (1616)
f. 448v
Bahram Gur kills the dragon that had killed a youth (1616)
f. 96v
Suhrab overthrows Rustam in their second combat (1616)