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Accession Number:
Ryl Pers 525
Gregorian Date:
19th century
Columns x Rows:
4 x 21
Page Size (h x w):
355 x 215 mm
Text Size (h x w):
250 x 145 mm
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Ms Status:
Completion Status:
Ready to upload to website
Illuminations in ms:
Illustrations in ms:
74 ( 70 Shahnama 4 Barzunama )
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Date last updated:
2010-02-08 18:02
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This ms is not catalogued in Robinson's volume on John Ryland's Persian painting. This may be because the ms is an Indian production.

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Dating Ref:
Mahdavi, M. Amin Amin Mahdavi's Personal Inspection Notes.
Origin Ref:
Mahdavi, M. Amin Amin Mahdavi's Personal Inspection Notes.
Illustration Ref:
Mahdavi, M. Amin Amin Mahdavi's Personal Inspection Notes.
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f. 012v
Kayumars enthroned
f. 015r
Jamshid enthroned
f. 018r
Zahhak mesmerised by Iblis, appearing as a cook
f. 024r
Jamshid sawn in half before Zahhak
f. 032r
Faridun enthroned
f. 038r
The murder of Iraj
f. 042v
Faridun receives the severed head of Salm
f. 044r
Manuchihr fights Kakuy, grandson of Zahhak
f. 046r
Manuchihr enthroned
f. 054v
Rudaba lets down her hair for Zal to climb up
f. 068r
The birth of Rustam
f. 070v
Rustam kills Zal's white elephant
f. 081v
f. 093v
Rustam fights Mihtar, kotwal of Kuh-i Sipand
f. 100r
Rustam's first labour: Rakhsh kills a lion
f. 101v
Rustam's third labour: he kills a dragon
f. 102v
Rustam's fourth labour: he kills the witch
f. 105r
Rustam's seventh labour: he kills the White Div
f. 117v
f. 133v
Rustam mortally wounds Suhrab
f. 144r
The fire ordeal of Siyavush
f. 157r
Siyavush welcomes Piran
f. 165r
Guruy executes Siyavush
f. 176r
Zavara executes Surkha to avenge Siyavush
f. 187v
Kay Khusrau crosses the Oxus with Farangis and Giv
f. 192r
Kay Khusrau enthroned
f. 201v
Farud retreats to his fortress and is mortally wounded by Ruhham
f. 228v
Rustam kills Ashkabus and his horse
f. 240r
Rustam pulls the Khaqan of Chin from his elephant by lasso
f. 251r
Rustam fights a sea monster
f. 252r
Rustam kills Akvan Div
f. 270r
Rustam rescues Bizhan from the pit
f. 287r
Scene from the Barzunama
f. 300r
Scene from the Barzunama
f. 317v
Scene from the Barzunama
f. 322r
Scene from the Barzunama
f. 334v
Nastihan makes a night attack and is killed by Bizhan
f. 344v
f. 344v
f. 346v
The eleventh combat: Gudarz kills Piran
f. 360v
Kay Khusrau kills Shida
f. 369v
f. 374v
f. 382r
The execution of Afrasiyab
f. 400r
Gushtasp kills a dragon in Rum
f. 418r
The death of Luhrasp in battle against the forces of Arjasp
f. 426r
Isfandiyar's first labour: he fights the wolves
f. 427r
Isfandiyar's second labour: he fights the lions
f. 428r
Isfandiyar's third labour: he fights the dragon
f. 429v
Isfandiyar's fourth labour: he kills the sorceress
f. 453r
Rustam shoots Isfandiyar in the eyes with a double-pointed arrow
f. 459v
Rustam kills Shaghad before dying
f. 469v
Iskandar enthroned
f. 488r
f. 496r
f. 507r
Bahram Chubina kills the fleeing Sava Shah
f. 513v
Bahram Chubina at the castle of the Fortune Teller
f. 520r
Khusrau Parviz enthroned
f. 527r
Bahram Chubina's night attack on the camp of Khusrau Parviz
f. 548r
Bahram Chubina kills the monkey-lion
f. 551v
The captive Qulun mortally wounds Bahram Chubina
f. 558v
The birth of Shiruy, the son of Khusrau Parviz
f. 575v
Mihr Hurmuzd murders Khusrau Parviz
f. 603v
Anushirvan finds a young man in his harem
f. 617v
Anushirvan receives the Khaqan's daughter
f. 629r
Iskandar in Abyssinia
f. 636v
Iskandar dies in Babylon
f. 647v
Ardashir Babakan enthroned
f. 656r
Shapur son of Ardashir enthroned
f. 659r
Bahram son of Bahram enthroned
f. 666r
Shapur cuts the nose and ears of the King of Rum
f. 677v
Bahram Gur fights two lions to win the throne
f. 683v
Bahram Gur and the miller's daughters
f. 694r
Bahram Gur kills the dragon that had killed a youth
f. 699r
Bahram Gur receives Caesar's envoy
f. 707v
Bahram Gur bequeaths his kingdom to Yazdagird