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Accession Number:
Inju 1352
Title of Work:
Shahnama (Stephens)
Hijri Date:
Gregorian Date:
1352 (to nearest hijri year)
The so-called "Stephens" Shahnama; sold at Sotheby's, 29 April 1998, lot 41.
Folios extant in ms.:
Columns x Rows:
4 x 33
Page Size (h x w):
291 x 210 mm
Text Size (h x w):
222 x 150 mm
Ms Type:
Ms Status:
Completion Status:
MS not yet examined
Illuminations in ms:
Illustrations in ms:
100 ( 2 frontispiece(s) 98 Shahnama )
Illustration Records in archive:
Last updated by:
Date last updated:
2014-02-16 15:22
Project Notes
The discussion of this ms. needs to be undertaken, with the secondary bibliography updated. No work has been done since the images were obtained in 2007.

Consistent reference to be made either to the MS as the Stephens Shahnama or the Shahnama (1352), preferably the former.

Illustration in archive - 110     (back to top)

f. 001v
Frontispiece (verso side) (1352)
f. 002r
Frontispiece (recto side) (1352)
f. 005r
Hushang kills the Black Div (1352)
f. 006r
Jamshid enthroned (1352)
f. 008r
Zahhak enthroned (1352)
f. 012r
f. 012v
Faridun enthroned (1352)
f. 017r
The murder of Iraj (1352)
f. 020r
Manuchihr kills Salm (1352)
f. 021v
Manuchihr kills Tur in battle (1352)
f. 022v
Manuchihr enthroned (1352)
f. 024r
The Simurgh bids farewell to Sam's son (1352)
f. 028r
Rudaba and Zal together (1352)
f. 035r
Zal displays his skills before Manuchihr (1352)
f. 036r
Zal marries Rudaba (1352)
f. 041r
Nauzar is captured in battle with Afrasiyab (1352)
f. 042v
Afrasiyab executes Nauzar (1352)
f. 045r
Rustam catches Rakhsh (1352)
f. 049r
Rustam's first labour: Rakhsh kills a lion (1352)
f. 050r
Rustam's third labour: he kills a dragon (1352)
f. 051r
Rustam's sixth labour: he kills Arzhang (1352)
f. 052r
Rustam's seventh labour: he kills the White Div (1352)
f. 054r
The King of Mazandaran changes himself into a rock (1352)
f. 058r
Rustam fights the Turanians (1352)
f. 059r
Kay Kavus airborne (1352)
f. 061r
Rustam tries to lasso Afrasiyab (1352)
f. 062r
Tahmina visits Rustam's chamber (1352)
f. 063v
Suhrab fights Hujir (1352)
f. 066v
Kay Kavus apologises to Rustam for his behaviour (1352)
f. 070v
Rustam mortally wounds Suhrab (1352)
f. 074r
f. 077v
The fire ordeal of Siyavush (1352)
f. 081r
f. 084v
Afrasiyab greets Siyavush (1352)
f. 087r
Siyavush marries Farangis (1352)
f. 092v
f. 094v
Guruy executes Siyavush (1352)
f. 096v
Piran and the child Kay Khusrau before Afrasiyab (1352)
f. 098v
Faramarz captures Surkha, son of Afrasiyab (1352)
f. 100r
Human attacks Rustam to allow Afrasiyab to escape (1352)
f. 100v
f. 104r
Kay Khusrau's army besieges Bahman's castle (1352)
f. 110v
Farud kills Rivniz (1352)
f. 114v
Bizhan pursues Tazhav, who carries Ispanay on his horse (1352)
f. 118r
Tazhav mortally wounds Bahram (1352)
f. 119r
Giv kills Tahzav in revenge for the death of Bahram (1352)
f. 121r
Human fights Tus (1352)
f. 123r
Ruhham overcomes Bazur the Turanian wizard (1352)
f. 129r
f. 131v
Rustam captures and kills Kamus (1352)
f. 137v
Rustam pulls the Khaqan of Chin from his elephant by lasso (1352)
f. 143r
Rustam wrestles with Puladvand (1352)
f. 144v
Rustam returns to the court of Kay Khusrau (1352)
f. 145v
Akvan Div flings Rustam into the sea (1352)
f. 149r
Manizha entertains Bizhan in the meadows (1352)
f. 154v
Rustam feasts with Kay Khusrau (1352)
f. 158r
Rustam rescues Bizhan from the pit (1352)
f. 160r
Kay Khusrau sends Gudarz to fight the Turanians (1352)
f. 166v
Bizhan kills Human (1352)
f. 174r
The first combat: Fariburz kills Gulbad (1352)
f. 174v
Giv defeats and binds Guruy Zirih (1352)
f. 175v
The tenth combat: Barta kills Kuhram (1352)
f. 183r
Piran and Gudarz agree on the battle of eleven Rukhs (1352)
f. 186r
Kay Khusrau kills Shida (1352)
f. 191v
Kay Khusrau besieges Gang Dizh (1352)
f. 197v
Kay Khusrau crosses Lake Zara (1352)
f. 201r
The execution of Afrasiyab (1352)
f. 206v
f. 212v
Gushtasp meets Zarir (1352)
f. 215r
Gushtasp kills a wolf in Rum (1352)
f. 216v
Gushtasp kills a dragon in Rum (1352)
f. 218r
Gushtasp kills Ilyas in combat (1352)
f. 225v
f. 231v
Isfandiyar lassoes the Turanian hero Gurgsar (1352)
f. 232v
Isfandiyar's first labour: he fights the wolves (1352)
f. 233r
f. 233v
Isfandiyar's third labour: he fights the dragon (1352)
f. 234v
Isfandiyar's fourth labour: he kills the sorceress (1352)
f. 235r
Isfandiyar's fifth labour: he kills the Simurgh (1352)
f. 237r
Isfandiyar's sisters recognize him in merchant's clothes (1352)
f. 238r
Isfandiyar kills Arjasp to rescue his sisters (1352)
f. 239r
The execution of Kuhram and Andariman (1352)
f. 243r
Bahman delivers Isfandiyar's message to Rustam (1352)
f. 245r
f. 248v
The first combat of Rustam and Isfandiyar (1352)
f. 250v
Rustam shoots Isfandiyar in the eyes with a double-pointed arrow (1352)
f. 252r
Isfandiyar mourned (1352)
f. 255r
Rustam kills Shaghad before dying (1352)
f. 257r
The execution of Faramarz (1352)
f. 261v
f. 266v
Kayd, the King of Hind, tells his dreams to his vizier, Mihran (1352)
f. 270v
Iskandar kills Fur (1352)
f. 274v
Iskandar in the land of the Brahmins (1352)
f. 284v
The execution of Ardavan by Ardashir (1352)
f. 287v
Ardashir Babakan enthroned (1352)
f. 289v
Hurmuzd before Shapur during a polo game (1352)
f. 296v
f. 299v
Shapur cuts the nose and ears of the King of Rum (1352)
f. 302v
f. 323v
Anushirvan receives the delegation from Gilan (1352)