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© The Library of the Parliament of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Photo: Charles Melville
Accession Number:
Hijri Date:
1267 Dhu'l-Hijja
Gregorian Date:
1851 September (to nearest hijri month)
Iran, Qajar
Folios extant in ms.:
Columns x Rows:
4 x 30
Page Size (h x w):
353 x 215 mm
Text Size (h x w):
257 x 143 mm
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Sample Page Folio:
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Ms Status:
Completion Status:
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Date last updated:
2017-03-08 13:04
Project Notes
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Dating Ref:
Colophon Extracted from the colophon of the work.
Origin Ref:
Mahdavi, M. Amin Amin Mahdavi's Personal Inspection Notes.
Illustration Ref:
Mahdavi, M. Amin Amin Mahdavi's Personal Inspection Notes.
Illustration in archive - 58     (back to top)
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Doublure (1851)
Binding (1851)
Binding (1851)
Doublure (1851)
f. 003v
Illuminated title page (verso side) (1851)
f. 004r
Illuminated title page (recto side) (1851)
f. 005r
Jamshid enthroned (1851)
f. 007r
Zahhak enthroned (1851)
f. 012r
Faridun enthroned (1851)
f. 018r
Salm and Tur send a second message to Faridun (1851)
f. 020v
Manuchihr kills Tur in battle (1851)
f. 023r
Manuchihr enthroned (1851)
f. 038r
Zal marries Rudaba (1851)
f. 040r
Rustam kills Zal's white elephant (1851)
f. 044v
The third battle between Nauzar and Afrasiyab (1851)
f. 051v
The combat between Rustam and Afrasiyab (1851)
f. 054r
Kay Kavus enthroned (1851)
f. 060v
Rustam's seventh labour: he kills the White Div (1851)
f. 068r
Rustam pulls the King of Sham from his saddle by lasso (1851)
f. 073v
Rustam kills Alkus in combat (1851)
f. 081v
Suhrab and Hujir view the Persian camp (1851)
f. 085v
Rustam discovers Suhrab's identity (1851)
f. 093v
The fire ordeal of Siyavush (1851)
f. 100v
Siyavush plays polo before Afrasiyab (1851)
f. 111r
Guruy executes Siyavush (1851)
f. 127r
Kay Kavus gives up throne in favour of Kay Khusrau (1851)
f. 141v
Rivniz dies, but Bahram saves his crown (1851)
f. 151v
Kay Khusrau learns of the plight of his army (1851)
f. 157v
Rustam kills Ashkabus and his horse (1851)
f. 166r
Rustam pulls the Khaqan of Chin from his elephant by lasso (1851)
f. 174r
Akvan Div flings Rustam into the sea (1851)
f. 177v
Manizha entertains Bizhan in the meadows (1851)
f. 185v
Rustam rescues Bizhan from the pit (1851)
f. 195v
Nastihan makes a night attack and is killed by Bizhan (1851)
f. 215v
Kay Khusrau fights Shida (1851)
f. 218v
Kay Khusrau fights Afrasiyab again (1851)
f. 231r
The execution of Afrasiyab (1851)
f. 237v
Kay Khusrau gives up his throne to Luhrasp (1851)
f. 244v
Gushtasp kills a dragon in Rum (1851)
f. 249r
Gushtasp receives Zardusht and converts to the new faith (1851)
f. 262r
Isfandiyar lassoes the Turanian hero Gurgsar (1851)
f. 280v
The first combat of Rustam and Isfandiyar (1851)
f. 284r
Rustam shoots Isfandiyar in the eyes with a double-pointed arrow (1851)
f. 287v
Rustam kills Shaghad before dying (1851)
f. 294r
Darab receives the crown (1851)
f. 299r
Iskandar attends the dying Dara (1851)
f. 323v
Ardashir Babakan enthroned (1851)
f. 340v
Bahram Gur shows his prowess on the hunting grounds (1851)
f. 358r
Bahram Gur captures the Khaqan of Chin (1851)
f. 366r
Bahram Gur entertains Shangul and the seven monarchs (1851)
f. 375v
Anushirvan enthroned (1851)
f. 381r
Anushirvan and Farfuryus fight (1851)
f. 423r
Bahram Chubina kills the fleeing Sava Shah (1851)
f. 432v
Khusrau Parviz enthroned (1851)
f. 449v
Bahram Chubina and Khusrau Parviz fight for the third time (1851)
f. 461r
Khusrau Parviz writes to Caesar and receives a reply (1851)
f. 477r
Yazdagird III enthroned (1851)
f. 479r
Sa'd-i Vaqqas kills Rustam (1851)