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© Khuda Bakhsh Oriental Public Library, Patna
Accession Number:
H. L. 3787-3788
Hijri Date:
843 Dhu'l-Qa'da 30
Gregorian Date:
1440 May 11
Abu Mansur
Folios extant in ms.:
Columns x Rows:
4 x 25
Page Size (h x w):
270 x 175 mm
Text Size (h x w):
188 x 119 mm
Colophon Folio:
Sample Page Folio:
Num Other Colophons:
008r, 084r
Ms Type:
Codex in two volumes
Ms Status:
Completion Status:
Ready to upload to website
Illuminations in ms:
Illustrations in ms:
46 ( 46 Shahnama )
Illustration Records in archive:
Last updated by:
Date last updated:
2020-02-28 14:32
Public Notes
Preface, ff. 1v-8r.
Project Notes
Another in the group of early Shiraz manuscripts closely following on the Ibrahim-Sultan copy. Need a proper description of the ms. and any secondary literature available.

It would also be interesting to know how it came to India.

MS investigated by Bilha Moor.

Still to add lines for the rubrics, where applicable.

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sample page
f. 001v
Illuminated title page (verso side) (1440)
f. 002r
Illuminated title page (recto side) (1440)
f. 008r
f. 008v
Illuminated unvan (1440)
f. 010v
In praise of Sultan Mahmud (1440)
f. 020r
Faridun binds Zahhak (1440)
f. 030r
Manuchihr kills Tur in battle (1440)
f. 032r
Manuchihr kills Salm (1440)
f. 033r
Seals of ownership or library marks (1440)
f. 038v
Rudaba's maids pay Zal a visit (1440)
f. 044r
Manuchihr learns about Zal and Rudaba (1440)
f. 048r
Manuchihr and Zal (1440)
f. 057r
Barman kills Qubad (1440)
f. 064r
Rustam lifts Afrasiyab by the belt (1440)
f. 067v
A minstrel div tempts Kay Kavus to invade Mazandaran (1440)
f. 074r
Rustam's seventh labour: he kills the White Div (1440)
f. 078v
f. 084r
Rustam fights the Turanians (1440)
f. 085r
f. 085v
Illuminated unvan (1440)
f. 088r
Suhrab fights Gurdafarid (1440)
f. 091v
The first combat of Rustam and Suhrab (1440)
f. 096r
Rustam discovers Suhrab's identity (1440)
f. 106v
Afrasiyab is frightened by a nightmare (1440)
f. 114v
Siyavush marries Farangis (1440)
f. 124r
Guruy executes Siyavush (1440)
f. 128r
Piran and the child Kay Khusrau before Afrasiyab (1440)
f. 135v
Giv finds Kay Khusrau in Turan (1440)
f. 147v
f. 177r
Rustam captures and kills Kamus (1440)
f. 184r
Rustam pulls the Khaqan of Chin from his elephant by lasso (1440)
f. 196r
Rustam kills Akvan Div (1440)
f. 200r
Bizhan comes to Manizha's tent (1440)
f. 212v
Rustam comes before Kay Khusrau after returning with Bizhan (1440)
f. 222r
Bizhan kills Human (1440)
f. 235r
The eleventh combat: Gudarz kills Piran (1440)
f. 267r
The execution of Afrasiyab (1440)
f. 271v
f. 272r
f. 282v
Gushtasp kills a dragon in Rum (1440)
f. 321v
The first combat of Rustam and Isfandiyar (1440)
f. 325v
Rustam shoots Isfandiyar in the eyes with a double-pointed arrow (1440)
f. 340v
Rustam falls into a pit (1440)
f. 367v
Khizr at the Fountain of Life (1440)
f. 372v
The great sages mourn the death of Iskandar (1440)
f. 393r
Ta'ir beheaded before Shapur (1440)
f. 396r
Shapur's night attack on Caesar's camp (1440)
f. 402r
Bahram Gur's mount tramples Azada (1440)
f. 404r
A sea monster kills Yazdagird (1440)
f. 414r
Bahram Gur kills the dragon that had killed a youth (1440)
f. 435r
Qubad son of Piruz enthroned (1440)
f. 489v
Hurmuzd appoints Bahram Chubina as general (1440)
f. 493v
Bahram Chubina kills the fleeing Sava Shah (1440)
f. 498v
Hurmuzd learns about the treachery of Bahram Chubina (1440)
f. 531v
Shirin greets Khusrau Parviz on his way to the hunt (1440)