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Accession Number:
Ms 2239
Title of Work:
Shahnama (Rashida)
Gregorian Date:
17th century (middle)
Rabi' I, 1232/Feb. 1817 into the royal library.
Folios extant in ms.:
Columns x Rows:
4 x 23
Page Size (h x w):
440 x 264 mm
Text Size (h x w):
280 x 155 mm
Ms Type:
Ms Status:
Part 1
Completion Status:
Ready to upload to website
Illustrations in ms:
93 ( 81 Shahnama 12 Barzunama )
Illustration Records in archive:
Last updated by:
Date last updated:
2017-01-17 12:29
Public Notes
This heavily illustrated manuscript (sometimes referred to as the Rashida ms.) contains the text of the Shahnama down to the end of the reign of Kay Khusrau. It includes a copy of the Barzunama, inserted as normal after the story of Bizhan and Manizha. This is also heavily illustrated (12 miniatures). (Ch.M.)

See the detailed description of the manuscript and its illustrations by S.A. Sharifzadeh, Namvarnama, Tehran, 1370 sh./1991, pp. 110-32.

Project Notes
Check details. Originally investigated by Amin Mahdavi.
Dating Ref:
Semsar, M.H. Gulestan Palace Library. Portfolio of miniature paintings and calligraphy. (ed. Emami, Karim) Zarrin & Simin. Tehran. Iran.
Illustration Ref:
Sharifzadeh, S.A. Namvar nameh. (1370 sh.) Ministry of Culture and Higher Education. Tehran. Iran.
Illustration in archive - 93     (back to top)
f. 022
Hushang kills the Black Div
f. 042
Zahhak bound on mount Damavand
f. 054
The murder of Iraj
f. 063
Manuchihr kills Tur in battle (1817)
f. 067
Manuchihr kills Salm (1817)
f. 074
The Simurgh brings Zal to Sam (1817)
f. 084
Zal sees Rudaba on the roof of her palace (1817)
f. 108
The birth of Rustam (1817)
f. 112
Rustam kills Zal's white elephant (1817)
f. 134
Rustam catches Rakhsh (1817)
f. 139
Rustam pursues the Turanians (1817)
f. 150
Rustam reproaches Rakhsh for killing the lion
f. 153
Rustam's third labour: he kills a dragon (1817)
f. 158
Rustam's seventh labour: he kills the White Div (1817)
f. 164
Rustam fights the Mazandarani champion Juya (1817)
f. 177
Kay Kavus airborne (1817)
f. 184
Rustam kills Alkus in combat (1817)
f. 192
Suhrab fights Gurdafarid (1817)
f. 198
Rustam knocks down Tus in the presence of Kay Kavus
f. 211
Suhrab overthrows Rustam in their second combat (1817)
f. 213
Rustam discovers Suhrab's identity (1817)
f. 225
Siyavush in Sudaba's private quarters (1817)
f. 233
The fire ordeal of Siyavush (1817)
f. 252
Afrasiyab greets Siyavush (1817)
f. 255
Siyavush displays his archery skill before Afrasiyab (1817)
f. 265
Piran visits Siyavushgird (1817)
f. 268
Siyavush shows his skills before Garsivaz (1817)
f. 270
Siyavush fights Damur (1817)
f. 276
Siyavush writes to Afrasiyab (1817)
f. 280
Siyavush taken prisoner before Afrasiyab (1817)
f. 283
Guruy executes Siyavush (1817)
f. 292
Faramarz kills Varazad (1817)
f. 294
Faramarz captures Surkha, son of Afrasiyab (1817)
f. 304
Giv finds Kay Khusrau in Turan (1817)
f. 308
Gulbad and Nastahin flee from Giv (1817)
f. 313
Giv leads Piran before Kay Khusrau and Farangis (1817)
f. 318
Kay Kavus receives Kay Khusrau on his arrival from Turan (1817)
f. 326
Kay Khusrau receives Rustam and Zal (1816)
f. 333
Kay Khusrau reviews his troops (1817)
f. 342
Farud kills Rivniz (1817)
f. 344
Farud shoots Tus's horse from under him (1817)
f. 347
Bizhan fights Farud on foot (1817)
f. 349
Farud retreats to his fortress and is mortally wounded by Ruhham (1817)
f. 352
Bizhan kills Palashan (1817)
f. 362
Bizhan takes Kava's standard from Fariburz (1817)
f. 368
Giv kills Tahzav in revenge for the death of Bahram (1817)
f. 372
Rustam asks Kay Khusrau to pardon Tus (1817)
f. 383
The Turanians attack the Iranians' stronghold on Mount Hamavan (1817)
f. 387
Kay Khusrau learns of the plight of his army (1817)
f. 391
The Khaqan Chin arrives at Mount Hamavan (1817)
f. 398
Kamus fights Giv and Tus (1817)
f. 404
Rustam kills Ashkabus and his horse (1817)
f. 408
Rustam captures and kills Kamus (1817)
f. 411
Rustam overturns Chingish by seizing the tail of his horse (1817)
f. 421
Rustam blaming Piran (1817)
f. 427
Rustam pulls the Khaqan of Chin from his elephant by lasso (1817)
f. 436
Afrasiyab learns of the defeat of the Turanian army (1817)
f. 441
Puladvand lifts Giv and Tus from their saddles (1817)
f. 445
Rustam overthrows Puladvand (1817)
f. 450
Akvan Div flings Rustam into the sea (1817)
f. 452
Rustam kills Akvan Div (1817)
f. 461
Manizha entertains Bizhan in the meadows (1817)
f. 465
Piran stays the execution of Bizhan (1817)
f. 478
Rustam feasts with Kay Khusrau (1817)
f. 484
Manizha brings Bizhan the food sent by Rustam (1817)
f. 492
Rustam comes before Kay Khusrau after returning with Bizhan (1817)
f. 496
Scene from the Barzunama (1817)
f. 507
Scene from the Barzunama (1817)
f. 509
Scene from the Barzunama (1817)
f. 516
Scene from the Barzunama (1817)
f. 523
Scene from the Barzunama (1817)
f. 526
Scene from the Barzunama (1817)
f. 538
Scene from the Barzunama (1817)
f. 548
Barzu's mother prevents Rustam from killing Barzu (1817)
f. 565
Scene from the Barzunama (1817)
f. 571
Scene from the Barzunama (1817)
f. 574
Scene from the Barzunama (1817)
f. 580
Scene from the Barzunama (1817)
f. 591
Scene from the Barzunama (1817)
f. 613
Human challenges Gudarz (1817)
f. 618
Bizhan fights with Human (1817)
f. 626
Piran writes to Gudarz seeking a truce (1817)
f. 638
Giv fights Lahhak and Farshidvard (1817)
f. 644
The first combat: Fariburz kills Gulbad (1817)
f. 675
Kay Khusrau kills Shida (1817)
f. 678
A full scale battle between the armies of Iran and Turan (1817)
f. 687
Jahn arrives with a message from Afrasiyab (1817)
f. 692
Kay Khusrau besieges Gang Dizh (1817)
f. 700
The Iranians repel Afrasiyab's night attack (1817)
f. 708
Kay Khusrau crosses Lake Zara (1817)
f. 714
Kay Kavus and Kay Khusrau meet and discuss the elimination of Afrasiyab (1817)
f. 718
Kay Khusrau leads Afrasiyab by lasso (1817)
f. 732
Kay Khusrau gives up his throne to Luhrasp (1817)