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Accession Number:
Ms. W. 602
Hijri Date:
Gregorian Date:
1617 (to nearest hijri year)
Herat Provincial ?
Muhammad Mirak b. Muhammad al-Husaini al-Ustadi
Abu Mansur
Folios extant in ms.:
Columns x Rows:
4 x 21
Page Size (h x w):
363 x 240 mm
Text Size (h x w):
213 x 125 mm
Colophon Folio:
Sample Page Folio:
Num Other Colophons:
Ms Type:
Ms Status:
Completion Status:
Ready to upload to website
Illuminations in ms:
Illustrations in ms:
83 ( 83 Shahnama )
Illustration Records in archive:
Last updated by:
Date last updated:
2012-12-25 01:41
Project Notes
Seen in detail by Ch.M. 3-4 November 2008; still to complete notes from this and previous visits.

Also, now (2012) add material from Walters website.

General Ref:
Norgren, J. & Davis, E. Preliminary index of Shah-nameh illustrations. University of Michigan. Ann Arbor. USA.
Dating Ref:
Colophon Extracted from the colophon of the work.
Origin Ref:
Simpson, M.S. Personal communication, May 2004.
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sample page
Binding (1617)
Doublure (1617)
Illuminated title page (verso side) (1617)
Illuminated title page (recto side) (1617)
f. 012r
Kayumars enthroned (1617)
f. 013v
Hushang discovers fire while killing the dragon with a stone (1617)
f. 015r
Tahmuras and the Divs (1617)
f. 023r
Faridun defeats Zahhak (1617)
f. 026v
Faridun enthroned (1617)
f. 030v
The murder of Iraj (1617)
f. 032r
The birth of Manuchihr (1617)
f. 036r
Manuchihr kills Tur in battle (1617)
f. 038r
Manuchihr kills Salm (1617)
f. 041v
The Simurgh carries Zal to her nest (1617)
f. 055v
Sam receives Sindukht as envoy from the King of Kabul (1617)
f. 062v
Qubad discusses death before fighting Barman (1617)
f. 069r
Rustam lifts Afrasiyab by the belt (1617)
f. 075r
Rustam's first labour: Rakhsh kills a lion (1617)
f. 076v
Rustam's third labour: he kills a dragon (1617)
f. 079v
Rustam's seventh labour: he kills the White Div (1617)
f. 082v
The King of Mazandaran changes himself into a rock (1617)
f. 102v
Rustam mortally wounds Suhrab (1617)
f. 105v
Tahmina learns of Suhrab's death (1617)
f. 113v
The fire ordeal of Siyavush (1617)
f. 125r
Siyavush plays polo before Afrasiyab (1617)
f. 128v
Siyavush marries Farangis (1617)
f. 138v
Guruy executes Siyavush (1617)
f. 147r
Rustam fights Afrasiyab, Human and the Turanians (1617)
f. 158v
Kay Kavus receives Kay Khusrau on his arrival from Turan (1617)
f. 163r
The coronation of Kay Khusrau (1617)
f. 168v
Kay Khusrau reviews his troops (1617)
f. 176r
The death of Farud (1617)
f. 196r
Fariburz marries Farangis (1617)
f. 204r
Rustam kills Ashkabus and his horse (1617)
f. 204r
Rustam kills Ashkabus and his horse (1617)
f. 207r
Rustam captures and kills Kamus (1617)
f. 216r
Rustam pulls the Khaqan of Chin from his elephant by lasso (1617)
f. 224v
Rustam overthrows Puladvand (1617)
f. 228r
Rustam kills Akvan Div (1617)
f. 235v
Bizhan is brought to the pit (1617)
f. 241r
Rustam feasts with Kay Khusrau (1617)
f. 246v
Rustam fights Barkhiyas Div (interpolation) (1617)
f. 247v
Rustam rescues Bizhan from the pit (1617)
f. 251r
Rustam comes before Kay Khusrau after returning with Bizhan (1618)
f. 263r
Bizhan kills Human (1617)
f. 264v
Nastihan makes a night attack and is killed by Bizhan (1617)
f. 274r
Giv fights Lahhak and Farshidvard (1617)
f. 278v
The first combat: Fariburz kills Gulbad (1617)
f. 279v
The second combat: Giv stuns Guruy Zirih (1617)
f. 280v
The sixth combat: Bizhan kills Ruyin (1617)
f. 281v
The eighth combat: Zanga kills Akhvasht (1617)
f. 282v
Gurgin leads away Andariman's horse (1617)
f. 284r
The eleventh combat: Gudarz kills Piran (1617)
f. 289r
Kay Khusrau mourns for Piran and the dead Turanians (1617)
f. 290v
Kay Khusrau kills Guruy (1617)
f. 293v
f. 302r
Kay Khusrau throws Shida to the ground (1617)
f. 311r
Kay Khusrau gives a safe conduct to Afrasiyab's family (1617)
f. 314v
The Turanian prisoners before Kay Kavus (1617)
f. 319r
Kay Khusrau crosses Lake Zara (1618)
f. 325r
The execution of Afrasiyab (1617)
f. 335v
The coronation of Luhrasp (1618)
f. 337v
Luhrasp enthroned (1617)
f. 341v
Gushtasp kills a wolf in Rum (1617)
f. 346r
Gushtasp kills Ilyas in combat (1617)
f. 355r
Bidarafsh kills Zarir, the brother of Gushtasp (1617)
f. 377v
Isfandiyar kills Gurgsar during the seventh labour (1617)
f. 381r
Isfandiyar kills Arjasp to rescue his sisters (1617)
f. 391v
Rustam and Isfandiyar parley (1617)
f. 397v
The first combat of Rustam and Isfandiyar (1617)
f. 403r
Rustam shoots Isfandiyar in the eyes with a double-pointed arrow (1617)
f. 410v
Rustam kills Shaghad before dying (1617)
f. 415v
Humay enthroned by order of her father Bahman (1618)
f. 423v
Iskandar attends the dying Dara (1617)
f. 427r
Iskandar marries Raushanak (1617)
f. 433v
Iskandar kills Fur (1618)
f. 456v
The execution of Ardavan by Ardashir (1617)
f. 460v
Ardashir kills Mihrak Nushzad (1617)
f. 462v
Ardashir hangs Haftvad and his eldest son Shahuy (1617)
f. 465r
Ardashir recognizes Shapur during a polo game (1617)
f. 472v
Ardashir cedes the throne to Shapur (1617)
f. 476v
Bahram III, son of Bahramiyan enthroned (1617)
f. 479v
Shapur Dhu'l Aktaf enthroned (1617)
f. 486r
Shapur cuts the nose and ears of the King of Rum (1617)
f. 488r
Shapur besieges Nisibin (1617)
f. 493r
Munzir presents Bahram with some beautiful slave girls (1617)
f. 494v
Bahram Gur shows his prowess on the hunting grounds (1617)
f. 499v
Bahram Gur enthroned after killing the lions (1617)
f. 504r
Bahram Gur hunts lions (1617)
f. 513r
Bahram Gur hunts lions (1617)