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© Chester Beatty Library, Dublin
Accession Number:
Per 104
Title of Work:
Shahnama (First Small)
Gregorian Date:
1300 (circa)
Folios extant in ms.:
Columns x Rows:
6 x 29
Page Size (h x w):
190 x 132 mm
Text Size (h x w):
155 x 125 mm
Ms Type:
Detached manuscript folios
Ms Status:
Completion Status:
Ready to upload to website
Illuminations in ms:
Illustrations in ms:
80 ( 80 Shahnama )
Illustration Records in archive:
Last updated by:
Date last updated:
0000-00-00 00:00:00
Public Notes

B.W. Robinson, Persian miniature painting from collections in the British Isles, London, 1967, p. 39 (no.7), with previous bibliography

Dating Ref:
Arberry, A.J., et al. The Chester Beatty Library. A catalogue of the Persian manuscripts and miniatures. (ed. Wilkinson, J.V.S.) 1 Dublin. Ireland.
Origin Ref:
Simpson, M.S. Appendix I: Reconstruction of the 1341 Shahnama. (in Unpublished mimeograph, 13-VII-93)
Illustration Ref:
Arberry, A.J., et al. The Chester Beatty Library. A catalogue of the Persian manuscripts and miniatures. (ed. Wilkinson, J.V.S.) 1 Dublin. Ireland.
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f. 001
The Div Khazarvan fights Siyamak (1300)
f. 002
Hushang discovers fire while killing the dragon with a stone (1300)
f. 003
Zahhak bound on mount Damavand (1300)
f. 004
Manuchihr kills Tur in battle (1300)
f. 005
Rudaba and Zal together (1300)
f. 006
Sam visits Zal and Rustam (1300)
f. 007
The second battle between Nauzar and Afrasiyab (1300)
f. 008
Rustam catches Rakhsh (1300)
f. 009
Rustam lifts Afrasiyab by the belt (1300)
f. 010
Rustam rests after hunting on the Turanian border (1300)
f. 011
Rustam mortally wounds Suhrab (1300)
f. 012
Siyavush plays polo before Afrasiyab (1300)
f. 013
Siyavush hears of the birth of his his son Farud (1300)
f. 014
Faramarz captures Surkha, son of Afrasiyab (1300)
f. 015
Giv finds Kay Khusrau in Turan (1300)
f. 016
Kay Khusrau receives Rustam and Zal (1300)
f. 018
Bizhan pursues Tazhav, who carries Ispanay on his horse (1300)
f. 019
Rivniz dies, but Bahram saves his crown (1300)
f. 021
Ruhham overcomes Bazur the Turanian wizard (1300)
f. 021
Rustam kills Ashkabus and his horse (1300)
f. 022
Rustam captures and kills Kamus (1300)
f. 023
Rustam overturns Chingish by seizing the tail of his horse (1300)
f. 024
Rustam fights Sava (1300)
f. 025
Rustam pulls the Khaqan of Chin from his elephant by lasso (1300)
f. 026
Rustam overthrows Puladvand (1300)
f. 027
Bizhan kills Human (1300)
f. 028
Kay Khusrau kills Shida (1300)
f. 028r
Kay Khusrau reviews his troops (1300)
f. 029
Luhrasp enthroned (1300)
f. 030
Gushtasp kills a dragon in Rum (1300)
f. 031
Gushtasp kills Ilyas in combat (1300)
f. 032
The death of Luhrasp in battle against the forces of Arjasp (1300)
f. 033
Isfandiyar lassoes the Turanian hero Gurgsar (1300)
f. 034
Isfandiyar's first labour: he fights the wolves (1300)
f. 035
Isfandiyar's third labour: he fights the dragon (1300)
f. 036
Isfandiyar's fourth labour: he kills the sorceress (1300)
f. 037
Isfandiyar's sixth labour: he escapes from a snow storm (1300)
f. 038
Isfandiyar's seventh labour: Gurgsar leads him across the lake to Ruyin Dizh (the Brazen Hold) (1300)
f. 039
Isfandiyar kills Arjasp to rescue his sisters (1300)
f. 040
Rustam retreats from his first battle with Isfandiyar (1300)
f. 041
Rustam shoots Isfandiyar in the eyes with a double-pointed arrow (1300)
f. 042
Isfandiyar mourned (1300)
f. 043
Rustam kills Shaghad before dying (1300)
f. 044
The nine wisemen bring Kayd's daughter from India (1300)
f. 045
Iskandar kills Fur (1300)
f. 046
Iskandar with Queen Qaydafa and her court (1300)
f. 047
Iskandar and the talking birds (1300)
f. 048
Iskandar and the talking tree (1300)
f. 049
In Babylon Iskandar sees the stillborn baby, omen of his death (1300)
f. 050
Babak summons Sasan the shepherd, father of Ardashir (1300)
f. 051
Ardashir hunts with Ardavan's sons (1300)
f. 052
Ardashir pours molten lead down the worm's throat (1300)
f. 053
Ardashir recognizes Shapur during a polo game (1300)
f. 054
Malika falls in love with Shapur (1300)
f. 055
Bahram Gur rests in the vestibule of Baraham (1300)
f. 056
A drunken shoemaker rides on Bahram Gur's escaped lion (1300)
f. 057
Bahram Gur hunts lions (1300)
f. 058
Bahram Gur kills the dragon that had killed a youth (1300)
f. 059
Bahram Gur receives Caesar's envoy (1300)
f. 060
Bahram Gur kills a wolf in India (1300)
f. 061
Bahram Gur kills a dragon in India (1300)
f. 062
Shangul invites Bahram Gur to a feast (1300)
f. 063
Piruz and his army fall into a pit and die (1300)
f. 064
Anushirvan executes Mazdak and his followers (1300)
f. 065
Anushirvan displays his prowess before Babak (1300)
f. 066
Anushirvan's sixth majlis for Buzurjmihr and the mobads (1300)
f. 067
Anushirvan reveals the sorcery of Zurvan and the Jew (1300)
f. 068
Gav looks at Talhand's body on the battlefield (1300)
f. 069
Hurmuzd forces his high priest to eat poisoned food (1300)
f. 070
The Khaqan of Chin and Shah Hurmuzd parley (1300)
f. 071
Bahram Chubina wears the woman's clothes sent by Hurmuzd (1300)
f. 072
Binduy and Gustaham blind Hurmuzd (1300)
f. 073
Khusrau Parviz and Bahram Chubina dispute kingship rights (1300)
f. 074
Caesar receives Khusrau Parviz's ambassadors (1300)
f. 075
Khusrau Parviz with Maryam (1300)
f. 076
The angel Surush rescues Khusrau Parviz (1300)
f. 077
Qalun is arrested and beaten to death (1300)
f. 078
Khusrau Parviz praises Gurdiya (1300)
f. 079
Khusrau Parviz answers his son's charges (1300)
f. 080
Mihr Hurmuzd murders Khusrau Parviz (1300)