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© The Riza Abbasi Museum, Tehran
Accession Number:
Ms 599
Title of Work:
Shahnama (Davari)
Hijri Date:
Gregorian Date:
1854 (to 63)
Presented by patron to his son, in Tehran, Safar 1300.
Davari, Muhammad ibn Visal Shirazi
Folios extant in ms.:
Columns x Rows:
4 x 25
Page Size (h x w):
424 x 285 mm
Text Size (h x w):
300 x 180 mm
Colophon Folio:
p. 1232
Num Other Colophons:
pp. 375, 938, 1220
Ms Type:
Ms Status:
Completion Status:
Ready to upload to website
Illuminations in ms:
Illustrations in ms:
68 ( 68 Shahnama )
Illustration Records in archive:
Last updated by:
Date last updated:
2020-04-13 09:47
Public Notes
The text of the Shahnama is in four volumes (jild) bound as one; each volume is closed by a colophon recording the completion of the section, (1) on 5 Dhu 'l-Qa'da 1270; (2) in Rajab 1271; (3) on 8 Rabi' II, 1272 and (4) apparently in 1274 A.H.; although there is an additional colophon at the end of the index or wordlist (lughat-nama) of the vocabulary of the Shahnama, dated the last ten days of Dhu 'l-Hijja 1272 (p. 1220).

The paintings, however, took longer to complete, the last being dated 1280 A.H.

Dating Ref:
Colophon Extracted from the colophon of the work.
Illustration Ref:
Sharifzadeh, S.A. Namvar nameh. (1370 sh.) Ministry of Culture and Higher Education. Tehran. Iran.
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f. 0035
Jamshid sawn in half before Zahhak (1854)
f. 0048
Faridun enthroned (1854)
f. 0060
The murder of Iraj (1854)
f. 0070
Manuchihr kills Tur in battle (1857)
f. 0091
Rudaba lets down her hair for Zal to climb up (1857)
f. 0113
Zal marries Rudaba (1862)
f. 0167
Rustam's seventh labour: he kills the White Div (1857)
f. 0186
Rustam fights the armies of three Kings (1857)
f. 0198
Rustam fights the Turanians (1857)
f. 0199
Rustam kills Alkus in combat (1857)
f. 0218
Suhrab and Hujir view the Persian camp (1856)
f. 0219
Suhrab and Hujir view the Persian camp (1854)
f. 0229
Rustam discovers Suhrab's identity (1857)
f. 0239
Siyavush returns from Zabulistan (1861)
f. 0248
The fire ordeal of Siyavush (1857)
f. 0268
Siyavush hunts onager with Afrasiyab (1857)
f. 0275
Siyavush talks about existence with Piran (1861)
f. 0292
Guruy executes Siyavush (1861)
f. 0306
Rustam kills Pilsam (1861)
f. 0355
Tus's army pillages Farud's castle
f. 0367
Rivniz dies, but Bahram saves his crown (1857)
f. 0385
Ruhham overcomes Bazur the Turanian wizard (1857)
f. 0408
Rustam kills Ashkabus and his horse (1861)
f. 0423
Rustam blaming Piran (1862)
f. 0429
Rustam pulls the Khaqan of Chin from his elephant by lasso (1862)
f. 0437
Rustam fights Kafur the Cannibal (1857)
f. 0451
Rustam kills Akvan Div (1862)
f. 0477
Rustam rescues Bizhan from the pit
f. 0499
Bizhan and Human wrestle for a second time (1862)
f. 0521A
The first combat: Fariburz kills Gulbad (1857)
f. 0521B
The second combat: Giv fights Guruy Zirih (1857)
f. 0522A
The third combat: Guraza fights Siyamak (1857)
f. 0522B
The fourth combat: Furuhil kills Zangala (1857)
f. 0523A
The fifth combat: Ruhham kills Barman (1857)
f. 0523B
The sixth combat: Bizhan kills Ruyin (1857)
f. 0524A
The seventh combat: Hujir kills Sipahram with a blow of his sword (1857)
f. 0524B
The ninth combat: Gurgin kills Andariman (1857)
f. 0525A
The tenth combat: Barta kills Kuhram (1857)
f. 0525B
The eighth combat: Zanga kills Akhvasht (1857)
f. 0526
Zanga carries Akhvasht away over his saddle (1857)
f. 0527
The eleventh combat: Gudarz fights Piran (1863)
f. 0536
Kay Khusrau besieges Gang Dizh (1862)
f. 0552
A full scale battle between the armies of Iran and Turan (1862)
f. 0589
The death of Kay Kavus (1862)
f. 0605
Kay Khusrau's champions lost in the snow (1862)
f. 0619
Gushtasp kills a dragon in Rum (1857)
f. 0661
Isfandiyar lassoes the Turanian hero Gurgsar (1861)
f. 0666
Isfandiyar's second labour: he fights the lions (1857)
f. 0667
Isfandiyar's third labour: he fights the dragon (1862)
f. 0668
Isfandiyar's fourth labour: he kills the sorceress (1857)
f. 0671
Isfandiyar's sixth labour: he escapes from a snow storm (1857)
f. 0716
Rustam shoots Isfandiyar in the eyes with a double-pointed arrow (1862)
f. 0737
The laundryman rescues Darab from the water (1857)
f. 0753
Iskandar executes Dara's murderers (1862)
f. 0767
Battle between the armies of Iskandar and the Fur (1862)
f. 0769
Iskandar visits the Ka'ba (1857)
f. 0837
Ta'ir abducts Narsi's daughter and Shapur goes to fight him (1863)
f. 0854
Bahram Gur hunts in the company of Azada (1862)
f. 0865
Bahram Gur fights two lions to win the throne (1862)
f. 0893
Bahram Gur hunts lions (1862)
f. 0917
Shangul invites Bahram Gur to a feast (1863)
f. 0918
Bahram Gur asks Shangul to give him his daughter Sapinud as a wife (1863)
f. 0953
Anushirvan and Farfuryus fight (1862)
f. 1055
Bahram Chubina kills the fleeing Sava Shah (1862)
f. 1114
Bahram Chubina kills Kut the Roman (1862)
f. 1119
Bahram Chubina and Khusrau Parviz fight for the third time (1862)
f. 1155
Khusrau Parviz constructs the throne of Taq Dis (1862)
f. 1191
Sa'd-i Vaqqas kills Rustam (1862)