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© The David Collection, Copenhagen
Accession Number:
Gregorian Date:
16th century (third quarter)
Folios extant in ms.:
Columns x Rows:
4 x
Ms Type:
Detached manuscript folios
Completion Status:
Ready to upload to website
Illuminations in ms:
Illustrations in ms:
17 ( 17 Shahnama )
Illustration Records in archive:
Last updated by:
Date last updated:
0000-00-00 00:00:00
Public Notes
Seventeen detached folios from a dispersed Shiraz manuscript of the late 16th century, on display at the Museum; perhaps there are 23 paintings altogether (GvdB.). They have been rearranged here in the order in which they would correctly appear in the ms. (Ch.M.).


Kjeld von Folsach, Art from the world of Islam in the David Collection, Copenhagen, 2001

Illustration Ref:
Folsach, Kjeld von Art from the World of Islam in the David Collection. (tr. Martha Gaber Abrahamsen (from Danish)) David Collection. Copenhagen. Denmark.
Illustration in archive - 17     (back to top)
f. 001
Scene from another epic
f. 002
The head of Iraj is brought to Faridun
f. 003
Zal marries Rudaba
f. 004
Kay Kavus airborne
f. 005
Guruy executes Siyavush
f. 006
Rustam kills Ashkabus and his horse
f. 007
Rustam pulls the Khaqan of Chin from his elephant by lasso
f. 008
Bizhan slaughters the wild boar
f. 009
Rustam shoots Isfandiyar in the eyes with a double-pointed arrow
f. 010
Iskandar attends the dying Dara
f. 011
Ardashir recognizes Shapur during a polo game
f. 012
Bahram Gur with Barzin's daughters
f. 013
Buzurjmihr demonstrates how to play the game of chess
f. 014
Anushirvan besieges the Rumis in Aleppo
f. 015
Bahram Chubina kills the fleeing Sava Shah
f. 016
Niatus's anger against Banduy and the mediation of Maryam
f. 017
Mihr Hurmuzd murders Khusrau Parviz