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Accession Number:
C 1654
Hijri Date:
849 Ramadan
Gregorian Date:
1445 December
Ex V.A.Zhukovskiy (1858-1918) collection, 1919. Many imprints of owners' stamps. The latest bears the date 1304/1887 and the name 'Imad al-Dawla, the Qajar prince who sold (presented?) it to the Russian ambassador Agiropulo in September 1899 (f.410v) . Coll. of V.A. Zhukovskiy, 1919, #57.
Muhammad b. Jalal al-Rashid
Abu Mansur
Folios extant in ms.:
Columns x Rows:
6 x 25
Page Size (h x w):
250 x 170 mm
Text Size (h x w):
180 x 120 mm
Nasta'liq, thuluth
Colophon Folio:
Sample Page Folio:
Ms Type:
Ms Status:
Completion Status:
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Illuminations in ms:
Illustrations in ms:
29 ( 2 frontispiece(s) 26 Shahnama 1 Barzunama )
Illustration Records in archive:
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Date last updated:
2013-10-15 14:07
Public Notes
The manuscript contains the Barzunama, between ff. 141r and 171r, following the story of Bizhan & Manizha and before the story of the Davazdah Rukh.
Dating Ref:
Gyuzalyan, L.T. & Dyakonov, M.M. Rukopisi Shakh-name v Leningradskikh sobraniiach (Manuscripts of the Shahnama in the collections of Leningrad). Leningrad. Russia.
Origin Ref:
Vorozheykina, Z.N. Description of the Persian and Tajik Manuscripts of the Institute of Oriental Studies. Persian Fiction (10-beginning of 13 c.)/Opisanie persidskih i tajikskih rukopisey instituta vostokovedeniya. Persoyazychnaya Khudozhestvennaya literatura.. (ed. Boldyrev, A.N.) 7 Nauka. Moscow. Russia.
Folio Ref:
Electa De Bagdad a Ispahan. Manuscrits islamiques de l'Institut d'Etudes Orientales, Filiale de Saint-Pétersbourg. Paris-Musées. Paris. France.
Illustration Ref:
Gyuzalyan, L.T. & Dyakonov, M.M. Iranskie miniaturi v rukopisiach Shakhname Leningradskich sobranii (Iranian miniatures in the manuscipts of the Shahnama from Leningrad collections). Moscow & Leningrad. Russia.
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f. 002r
Frontispiece (recto side) (1445)
f. 006r
Firdausi and the poets of Ghazna (1445)
f. 011v
Zahhak enthroned (1445)
f. 019r
The murder of Iraj (1445)
f. 027v
Zal by Rudaba's castle (1445)
f. 034v
The birth of Rustam (1445)
f. 046v
Rustam's first labour: Rakhsh kills a lion (1445)
f. 048v
Rustam's seventh labour: he kills the White Div (1445)
f. 064r
Rustam mortally wounds Suhrab (1445)
f. 070r
The fire ordeal of Siyavush (1445)
f. 093r
Kay Khusrau crosses the Oxus with Farangis and Giv (1445)
f. 096v
Kay Khusrau receives Rustam and Zal (1445)
f. 119r
Rustam and the dead Kamus (1445)
f. 130v
Akvan Div flings Rustam into the sea (1445)
f. 139r
Rustam removes the stone from the mouth of Bizhan's pit (1445)
f. 143r
Scene from the Barzunama (1445)
f. 147v
Scene from the Barzunama (1445)
f. 185r
The eleventh combat: Gudarz kills Piran (1445)
f. 212r
Gushtasp seeks work in Rum with the smith Burab (1445)
f. 215r
Gushtasp kills a dragon in Rum (1445)
f. 245v
Rustam shoots Isfandiyar in the eyes with a double-pointed arrow (1445)
f. 270r
Iskandar and the talking tree (1445)
f. 278v
Ardashir hangs Haftvad and his eldest son Shahuy (1445)
f. 296v
Bahram Gur fights two lions to win the throne (1445)
f. 311v
Bahram Gur kills a wolf in India (1445)
f. 328r
Buzurjmihr under the tree with the speaking snake (1445)
f. 344r
Talhand dies on the back of his elephant during the battle (1445)
f. 383r
Bahram Chubina kills the monkey-lion (1445)
f. 393r
The musician Barbad plays for Khusrau Parviz (1445)