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This record is incomplete and has not been verified by the project. It is a work in progress. Use this information with caution.
Accession Number:
Hijri Date:
879 Jumada I 25
Gregorian Date:
1474 October 15
Mr. Edmund de Unger
Sultan 'Ali
Abu Mansur
Folios extant in ms.:
Columns x Rows:
4 x 25
Page Size (h x w):
320 x 245 mm
Text Size (h x w):
215 x 165 mm
Colophon Folio:
Sample Page Folio:
Ms Type:
Ms Status:
Completion Status:
Search not completed
Illuminations in ms:
Illustrations in ms:
43 ( 2 frontispiece(s) 40 Shahnama 1 other [ Firdausi and the poets ] )
Illustration Records in archive:
Last updated by:
Date last updated:
2009-05-23 00:51
Public Notes
All details of measurements etc. taken from Robinson, 1976, pp. 163-6. Robinson draws attention to two similar early Turkman mss. in the Chester Beatty. Per. 157, 158; cf. Robinson's 1967 catalogue, no. 127.
Project Notes
Three or four images missed in May 2009. Cross-check with b/w images from this ms. reproduced in Robinson, The Persian Book of Kings, An epitome (2002).

Need to check preface - is it the intermediate one?

General Ref:
Robinson, B.W., Grube, E.J., Meredith-Owens, G.M. & Skelton, R.W. The Keir Collection: Islamic painting and the arts of the book. (ed. Robinson, B.W.) Faber. London. UK.
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Binding (1474)
f. 001v
Frontispiece (verso side) (1474)
f. 002r
Frontispiece (recto side) (1474)
f. 002v-3r
Illuminated page (1474)
f. 006r
Firdausi and the poets of Ghazna (1474)
f. 008v
Illuminated unvan (1474)
f. 011r
Kayumars enthroned (1474)
f. 013v
Jamshid teaches the crafts (1474)
f. 015v
Jamshid sawn in half before Zahhak (1474)
f. 018v
Faridun fords the Dijla on the way to fight Zahhak (1474)
f. 026v
The murder of Iraj (1474)
f. 030v
Manuchihr kills Tur in battle (1474)
f. 039v
Rudaba and Zal together (1474)
f. 052r
Rustam kills Zal's white elephant (1474)
f. 064r
Rustam lifts Afrasiyab by the belt (1474)
f. 073r
Rustam's seventh labour: he kills the White Div (1474)
f. 081r
Kay Kavus airborne (1474)
f. 096r
Rustam discovers Suhrab's identity (1474)
f. 104v
The fire ordeal of Siyavush (1474)
f. 113v
Siyavush plays polo before Afrasiyab (1474)
f. 130r
Pilsam spears Giv (1474)
f. 143r
Kay Khusrau praised by the elders (1474)
f. 152r
Farud retreats to his fortress and is mortally wounded by Ruhham (1474)
f. 175v
Rustam kills Ashkabus and his horse (1474)
f. 185r
Rustam pulls the Khaqan of Chin from his elephant by lasso (1474)
f. 194r
Akvan Div flings Rustam into the sea (1474)
f. 208v
Rustam rescues Bizhan from the pit (1474)
f. 220r
Bizhan kills Human (1474)
f. 233r
The eleventh combat: Gudarz kills Piran (1474)
f. 244v
Kay Khusrau besieges Gang Dizh (1474)
f. 255v
The execution of Afrasiyab (1474)
f. 264v
Illuminated unvan (1474)
f. 270v
Gushtasp kills a dragon in Rum (1474)
f. 284r
Isfandiyar's first labour: he fights the wolves (1474)
f. 295v
Rustam kicks aside the rock pushed by Bahman (1474)
f. 307v
Iskandar attends the dying Dara (1474)
f. 315v
Iskandar visits the Ka'ba (1474)
f. 323v
Khizr at the Fountain of Life (1474)
f. 331r
Ardashir hunts with Ardavan's sons (1474)
f. 339r
Ardashir recognizes Shapur during a polo game (1474)
f. 349v
Shapur besieges the city of the Arabian King Ta'ir (1474)
f. 358v
Bahram Gur's mount tramples Azada (1474)
f. 364r
Bahram Gur enthroned after killing the lions (1474)
f. 380r
Bahram Gur fights the Khaqan of Chin (1474)
f. 419r
Buzurjmihr demonstrates how to play the game of chess (1474)
f. 446v
Bahram Chubina kills the fleeing Sava Shah (1474)
f. 496r
Shirin greets Khusrau Parviz on his way to the hunt (1474)
f. 517v
The miller assassinates Yazdagird (1474)