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Colophon
© Fondation Martin Bodmer
Details
Accession Number:
Bodmer Hoirie
Hijri Date:
1066 Jumada I
Gregorian Date:
1656 March (to nearest hijri month)
Origin:
Isfahan
Ownership:
Bodmer Family, Geneva.
Calligrapher:
Muhammad Kazim b. 'Abd al-Hasan al-Nasiri al-Tusi
Folios extant in ms.:
346
Columns x Rows:
4 x 17
Page Size (h x w):
243 x 145 mm
Text Size (h x w):
138 x 70 mm
Script:
Nasta'liq
Colophon Folio:
010r
Sample Page Folio:
12v
Ms Type:
Codex
Ms Status:
Volume 1 only
Completion Status:
Ready to upload to website
Illuminations in ms:
2
Illustrations in ms:
10 ( 10 Shahnama )
Illustration Records in archive:
Last updated by:
charles
Date last updated:
0000-00-00 00:00:00
 
Public Notes
The ms. is tightly bound in a plain black leather cover, and is of modest size, very well preserved; paper thick and good, highly polished. The calligraphy is in a small very neat nasta'liq, rather modern looking.

The ms. contains 10 paintings, all in a different variety of formats and styles. (Ch.M.)

The height of the text block varies a little, between e.g. 138 mm (f. 17r) and 136 mm (f. 190r).

The text contains part I only, up to the death of Kay Khusrau, and ends without a colophon. However, there is a colophon at the end of the prose introduction (f 10r), giving the date of completion in 1066/1656 and the name of the scribe.

The prose preface starts f. 1v under a decorative unvan. The poem itself starts on f. 11v, under another decorative unvan, with a normative incipit.

 
References
Dating Ref:
Colophon Extracted from the colophon of the work.
Origin Ref:
Colophon Extracted from the colophon of the work.
Illustration Ref:
Melville, C. Personal notes. Cambridge. UK.
 
 
Illustration in archive - 14     (back to top)
010r
colophon
12v
sample page
Doublure (1656)
Binding (1656)
f. 001v
Illuminated unvan (1656)
f. 011v
Illuminated unvan (1656)
f. 049v
Zal sees Rudaba on the roof of her palace (1656)
f. 080v
Rustam lifts Afrasiyab by the belt (1656)
f. 092v
Manuchihr fights Kakuy, grandson of Zahhak (1656)
f. 128r
Zal marries Rudaba (1656)
f. 179v
Kay Khusrau gives up his throne to Luhrasp (1656)
f. 229r
Rustam kills Ashkabus and his horse (1656)
f. 241r
Rustam pulls the Khaqan of Chin from his elephant by lasso (1656)
f. 263v
Siyavush returns from Zabulistan (1656)
f. 274v
Kay Kavus airborne (1656)
f. 336r
Kay Khusrau crosses Lake Zara (1656)