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Accession Number:
PNS 381
Gregorian Date:
17th century
Gift of Abbas Mirza to Alexander I. Ex Hermitage Library collection
Folios extant in ms.:
Columns x Rows:
4 x 31
Page Size (h x w):
305 x 185 mm
Text Size (h x w):
197 x 106 mm
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Ms Type:
Ms Status:
Completion Status:
Ready to upload to website
Illuminations in ms:
Illustrations in ms:
50 ( 50 Shahnama )
Illustration Records in archive:
Last updated by:
Date last updated:
2001-11-05 00:00:00
Public Notes
Some of the paintings from this ms. have been published by L.T. Gyuzalyan & M.M. Dyakonov, and by M.M. Ashrafi, Persian-Tajik poetry in the 14th-17th centuries, 1974. Images of the others are not currently available.
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.
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f. 012r
Zahhak brought before Faridun
f. 023v
The Simurgh bids farewell to Sam's son
f. 037r
Sam visits Zal and Rustam
f. 044r
Afrasiyab kills his brother Aghriras
f. 047r
Rustam lifts Afrasiyab by the belt
f. 052r
Rustam's fourth labour: he kills the witch
f. 053v
Rustam's seventh labour: he kills the White Div
f. 060r
Kay Kavus airborne
f. 062v
Rustam kills Alkus in combat
f. 072v
Rustam discovers Suhrab's identity
f. 080r
The fire ordeal of Siyavush
f. 096r
Guruy executes Siyavush
f. 106r
Kay Khusrau crosses the Oxus with Farangis and Giv
f. 116v
Jarira commits suicide over her son's body
f. 133r
Fariburz comes to Mount Hamavan
f. 136r
Rustam kills Ashkabus and his horse
f. 145v
Rustam sends a letter to Kay Khusrau
f. 150r
Rustam overthrows Puladvand
f. 152r
Akvan Div flings Rustam into the sea
f. 156r
Manizha entertains Bizhan in the meadows
f. 166r
Rustam rescues Bizhan from the pit
f. 175r
Bizhan kills Human
f. 181v
Giv fights Lahhak and Farshidvard
f. 185v
The eleventh combat: Gudarz kills Piran
f. 195v
Kay Khusrau kills Shida
f. 201r
Kay Khusrau besieges Gang Dizh
f. 210r
Kay Khusrau leads Afrasiyab by lasso
f. 216r
Kay Khusrau says a final farewell to his loyal comanders
f. 232r
Gushtasp puts Isfandiyar in chains
f. 239v
Isfandiyar's third labour: he fights the dragon
f. 244r
Isfandiyar kills Arjasp to rescue his sisters
f. 249r
Rustam kicks aside the rock pushed by Bahman
f. 257r
Rustam shoots Isfandiyar in the eyes with a double-pointed arrow
f. 262v
Rustam kills Shaghad before dying
f. 267v
Darab receives the crown
f. 272v
Iskandar attends the dying Dara
f. 281r
Iskandar with Queen Qaydafa and her court
f. 289r
Iskandar mourned
f. 298r
Ardashir recognizes Shapur during a polo game
f. 318r
Bahram Gur fights two lions to win the throne
f. 335v
Bahram Gur kills a wolf in India
f. 346r
Anushirvan executes Mazdak and his followers
f. 365r
Aushirvan sends Mihran to the Khaqan of Chin
f. 391v
Bahram Chubina kills the fleeing Sava Shah
f. 406r
Khusrau Parviz goes to Rum
f. 420r
Bahram Chubina kills the monkey-lion
f. 434r
Zad Farrukh asks Khusrau Parviz to give his throne to his son Shiruy
f. 441v
Fara'in is killed by Shahran Guraz
f. 445r
Sa'd-i Vaqqas kills Rustam
f. 449r
The miller assassinates Yazdagird