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The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Alexander Smith Cochran, 1913 (13.228.16) © 2009 The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Accession Number:
Hijri Date:
Gregorian Date:
1605 (to nearest hijri year)
Gift of Alexander Smith Cochran, 1913
Muhammad b. Mulla Mir al-Husayni al-Ustadi
Folios extant in ms.:
Columns x Rows:
4 x 21
Page Size (h x w):
375 x 248 mm
Text Size (h x w):
296 x 130 mm
Colophon Folio:
Sample Page Folio:
Num Other Colophons:
Ms Type:
Ms Status:
Completion Status:
Ready to upload to website
Illuminations in ms:
Illustrations in ms:
85 ( 85 Shahnama )
Illustration Records in archive:
Last updated by:
Date last updated:
2012-06-25 06:34
Project Notes
NB date changed from 1016 to 1014 AH. The colophon shown is from fol. 309r: need to check final colophon maybe showing the later date: do we have an image of it?

Still need to check dimensions of the paintings in this ms..

Dating Ref:
Jackson, A.V.W & Yohannan, A A Catalogue of the Persian Manuscripts Presented to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, by Alexander Smith Cochran. New York. USA.
Origin Ref:
Swietochowski, M.L. New system. New York. USA.
Illustration Ref:
Jackson, A.V.W & Yohannan, A A Catalogue of the Persian Manuscripts Presented to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, by Alexander Smith Cochran. New York. USA.
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f. 012r
Kayumars enthroned (1607)
f. 014r
Tahmuras and the Divs (1607)
f. 022r
Faridun defeats Zahhak (1607)
f. 023v
Faridun enthroned (1607)
f. 033v
Manuchihr and the Iranians attack the army of Tur (1607)
f. 036v
Faridun receives the severed head of Salm (1607)
f. 039r
Prince Zal is presented to Manuchihr (1607)
f. 053r
Sindukht meets Sam (1607)
f. 060r
Qubad discusses death before fighting Barman (1607)
f. 062r
Zal kills Khazarvan in combat (1607)
f. 067r
The combat between Rustam and Afrasiyab (1607)
f. 073r
Rustam reproaches Rakhsh for killing the lion (1607)
f. 074v
Rustam's third labour: he kills a dragon (1607)
f. 075r
Rustam's fourth labour: he kills the witch (1607)
f. 076r
Rustam's fifth labour: he lassoes Aulad (1607)
f. 077r
Rustam's sixth labour: he kills Arzhang (1607)
f. 078r
Rustam's seventh labour: he kills the White Div (1607)
f. 081r
Kay Kavus' s champions fight the King of Mazandaran (1607)
f. 083v
Kay Kavus fights the King of Hamavaran (1607)
f. 086v
Rustam pulls the King of Sham from his saddle by lasso (1607)
f. 091r
Rustam tries to lasso Afrasiyab (1607)
f. 092v
Tahmina visits Rustam's chamber (1607)
f. 095r
Suhrab fights Gurdafarid (1607)
f. 101r
The first combat of Rustam and Suhrab (1607)
f. 104r
Rustam mortally wounds Suhrab (1607)
f. 106r
Suhrab's body carried to Zabulistan (1607)
f. 109r
Siyavush returns from Zabulistan (1607)
f. 114r
The fire ordeal of Siyavush (1607)
f. 124r
Afrasiyab greets Siyavush (1607)
f. 125v
Siyavush plays polo before Afrasiyab (1607)
f. 126v
Siyavush hunts onager with Afrasiyab (1607)
f. 138r
Guruy executes Siyavush (1607)
f. 143v
Faramarz captures Surkha, son of Afrasiyab (1607)
f. 146r
Rustam fights Afrasiyab, Human and the Turanians (1607)
f. 161r
Kay Khusrau assembles his court (1607)
f. 164r
Kay Khusrau reviews his troops (1607)
f. 173v
Giv strikes the crown from Tazhav's head (1607)
f. 175r
Piran attacks the Iranian camp at night (1607)
f. 175v
The Iranians withdraw after Piran defeats them (1607)
f. 187r
Fariburz marries Farangis (1607)
f. 195r
Rustam kills Ashkabus and his horse (1607)
f. 205v
Rustam pulls the Khaqan of Chin from his elephant by lasso (1607)
f. 213v
Rustam overthrows Puladvand (1607)
f. 216r
Akvan Div flings Rustam into the sea (1607)
f. 229v
Rustam feasts with Kay Khusrau (1605)
f. 235v
Rustam rescues Bizhan from the pit (1607)
f. 249r
Bizhan kills Human (1605)
f. 261r
The first combat: Fariburz kills Gulbad (1607)
f. 261v
Giv defeats and binds Guruy Zirih (1607)
f. 268v
Kay Khusrau mourns for Piran and the dead Turanians (1607)
f. 279r
Kay Khusrau throws Shida to the ground (1607)
f. 288r
Kay Khusrau gives a safe conduct to Afrasiyab's family (1607)
f. 295r
Kay Khusrau crosses Lake Zara (1607)
f. 300v
The execution of Afrasiyab (1607)
f. 316r
Gushtasp kills a wolf in Rum (1607)
f. 320r
Gushtasp kills Ilyas in combat (1607)
f. 333v
Gushtasp puts Isfandiyar in chains (1607)
f. 344r
Isfandiyar's first labour: he fights the wolves (1607)
f. 344v
Isfandiyar's second labour: he fights the lions (1607)
f. 345v
Isfandiyar's third labour: he fights the dragon (1607)
f. 346v
Isfandiyar's fourth labour: he kills the sorceress (1607)
f. 347v
Isfandiyar's fifth labour: he kills the Simurgh (1607)
f. 374v
Rustam kills Shaghad before dying (1607)
f. 378r
Pashutan advises Bahman to forsake revenge against Rustam's family (1607)
f. 388r
Iskandar attends the dying Dara (1607)
f. 391v
Iskandar marries Raushanak (1607)
f. 397r
Iskandar visits the Ka'ba (1607)
f. 418r
Ardashir recognizes Shapur during a polo game (1607)
f. 425r
Shapur Dhu'l Aktaf enthroned (1607)
f. 429r
The King of Rum captive before Shapur (1607)
f. 432v
Bahram Gur hunts in the company of Azada (1607)
f. 436v
Bahram Gur hunts lions (1607)
f. 448r
Bahram Gur wrestles before Shangul (1607)
f. 450v
Bahram Gur asks Shangul to give him his daughter Sapinud as a wife (1607)
f. 460v
On the justice and culture of Aushirvan (1607)
f. 467r
Buzurjmihr interprets a dream for Anushirvan about a youth in his harem (1607)
f. 475v
Anushirvan receives the Khaqan's daughter (1607)
f. 497v
Bahram Chubina kills the fleeing Sava Shah (1607)
f. 509r
Khusrau Parviz and Bahram Chubina meet (1607)
f. 534v
Bahram Chubina kills the monkey-lion (1607)
f. 551r
Khusrau Parviz builds the Palace of Mada'in (1607)
f. 555v
The coronation of Shiruy (Qubad) (1607)
f. 561r
Sa'd-i Vaqqas kills Rustam (1607)
f. 566v
The miller assassinates Yazdagird (1607)
f. 569v
Bizhan kills Mahuy to avenge Yazdagird (1607)