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Accession Number:
III.355-384, V.76-83
Hijri Date:
1035 Sha'ban 15
Gregorian Date:
1626 May 11
Muhammad Husain b. Isma'il al-Isfahani
Folios extant in ms.:
Columns x Rows:
4 x 25
Page Size (h x w):
385 x 230 mm
Text Size (h x w):
280 x 160 mm
Colophon Folio:
Ms Type:
Ms Status:
Defective at beginning
Completion Status:
Search not completed
Illustrations in ms:
39 ( 39 Shahnama )
Illustration Records in archive:
Last updated by:
Date last updated:
2009-05-22 16:58
Public Notes
Robinson's list of the contents of this ms. (1976, pp. 205-8) inadvertently omits a painting of the Akvan Div throwing Rustam into the sea.

The eight paintings added later, in India, are described separately, by R. Skelton (1976, pp. 263-4), attributed to the sub-Imperial Mughal style, probably from Kashmir.

Project Notes
Complete details from Robinson.

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Illustration in archive - 39     (back to top)
f. 001v
The Simurgh brings Zal to Sam (1626)
f. 014v
Zal marries Rudaba (1626)
f. 015r
The birth of Rustam (1626)
f. 016r
Sam visits Zal and Rustam (1626)
f. 027v
Rustam catches Rakhsh (1626)
f. 035v
Rustam's first labour: Rakhsh kills a lion (1626)
f. 036v
Rustam's third labour: he kills a dragon (1626)
f. 037r
Rustam's fourth labour: he kills the witch (1626)
f. 039v
Rustam's seventh labour: he kills the White Div (1626)
f. 063r
Suhrab overthrows Rustam in their second combat (1626)
f. 064r
Rustam discovers Suhrab's identity (1626)
f. 072v
Siyavush in Sudaba's private quarters (1626)
f. 074v
Sudaba turns to a witch for counsel (1626)
f. 086r
The fire ordeal of Siyavush (1626)
f. 101r
Guruy executes Siyavush (1626)
f. 105v
The battle of Piran and Giv (1626)
f. 106v
Kay Khusrau crosses the Oxus with Farangis and Giv (1626)
f. 157v
Rustam kills Ashkabus and his horse (1626)
f. 167v
Rustam pulls the Khaqan of Chin from his elephant by lasso (1626)
f. 178
Akvan Div flings Rustam into the sea (1626)
f. 180r
The Armaniyan seek help from Kay Khusrau (1626)
f. 181v
Bizhan slaughters the wild boar (1626)
f. 192v
Manizha appeals to Rustam (1626)
f. 195v
Rustam rescues Bizhan from the pit (1626)
f. 224v
Bizhan discovers the wounded Gustaham (1626)
f. 225r
Bizhan returns with Gustaham and the bodies of Lahhak and Farshidvard (1626)
f. 234v
Kay Khusrau kills Shida (1626)
f. 248v
Kay Khusrau crosses Lake Zara (1626)
f. 253r
The execution of Afrasiyab (1626)
f. 296r
Isfandiyar's third labour: he fights the dragon (1626)
f. 321v
The Simurgh heals Rustam's wounds
f. 324r
Rustam shoots Isfandiyar in the eyes with a double-pointed arrow
f. 332v
Rustam kills Shaghad before dying
f. 362r
Iskandar encounters Israfil
f. 377V
Ardashir recognizes Shapur during a polo game
f. 402r
Bahram Gur enthroned
f. 459v
Anushirvan receives the Khaqan's daughter
f. 469v
Talhand dies on the back of his elephant during the battle (1626)
f. 563r
Bizhan kills Mahuy to avenge Yazdagird (1626)