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Accession Number:
634.69, 635.69, 621.69, 623.69, 633.69, 632.69, 583.69
Gregorian Date:
1620 (to 1640)
Origin:
Isfahan
Folios extant in ms.:
7
Columns x Rows:
4 x 21
Page Size (h x w):
341 x 208 mm
Text Size (h x w):
240 x 140 mm
Script:
Nasta`liq
Sample Page Folio:
002r
Ms Type:
Detached manuscript folios
Ms Status:
Single Sheets
Completion Status:
Ready to upload to website
Illustrations in ms:
7 ( 7 Shahnama )
Illustration Records in archive:
Last updated by:
bilha
Date last updated:
2009-06-11 19:43
 
Public Notes
Seven illustrated folios from a dispersed Shahnama (pp. 84-86, cat. no. 56-62).

Rachel Milstein suggests that this dispersed manuscript is one of a large number of similar Shahnamas by the same artists. They may have been intended to be given as presents by Shah 'Abbas I to notable figures of the court. Some miniatures can be attributed to Mu'in Musavvir (583.69, 633.69- in collaboration with a lesser artist).

Milstein notes the similarities between these leaves and a Shahnama at the India Office Library (Ms. 1256), in which B. W. Robinson also found the hand of Mu'in Musavvir.

 
References
General Ref:
Milstein, Rachel, with contributions by Na'ama Brosh Islamic Painting in the Israel Museum. The Israel Museum. Jerusalem. Israel.
General Ref:
Robinson, B.W. Persian paintings in the India Office Library. A descriptive catalogue. Sotheby Parke Bernet. London. UK.
Dating Ref:
Milstein, Rachel, with contributions by Na'ama Brosh Islamic Painting in the Israel Museum. The Israel Museum. Jerusalem. Israel.
Origin Ref:
Milstein, Rachel, with contributions by Na'ama Brosh Islamic Painting in the Israel Museum. The Israel Museum. Jerusalem. Israel.
 
 
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f. 001v
Faridun with Jamshid's daughters (1620)
f. 002v
Rustam camps in a field and gets into a fight with the watchman (1620)
f. 003r
Kay Kavus airborne (1620)
f. 004v
Suhrab fights Hujir (1620)
f. 005r
Siyavush hunts onager with Afrasiyab (1620)
f. 006r
Faramarz kills Varazad (1620)
f. 007r
Rustam captures and kills Kamus (1620)