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Accession Number:
MS 266
Hijri Date:
1037 Muharram 15
Gregorian Date:
1627 September 25
Safavid, Isfahan
Mirza 'Ali Muhammad Riza al-Katib al-Khatunabadi
Folios extant in ms.:
Estimated num folios in ms.:
Columns x Rows:
4 x 25
Page Size (h x w):
303 x 206 mm
Text Size (h x w):
207 x 116 mm
Colophon Folio:
Sample Page Folio:
Ms Type:
Ms Status:
Completion Status:
Search completed
Illuminations in ms:
Illustrations in ms:
88 ( 88 Shahnama )
Illustration Records in archive:
Last updated by:
Date last updated:
2011-08-29 17:24
Public Notes
The sample page, on f. 15r, shows the marginal note left for the scribe to fill in the rubric, which has not been trimmed away.

There is at least one folio missing, between f. 222 and 223, which would have included 2 paintings for the story of the Davazdah rukh.

Project Notes
Check all details (inc. no.of paintings).

Complete notes made by FA (with Lisa) and some by ChM.

Colophon possibly reads 1027.

There appear to be several paintings in this ms. that do not fir well with the accompanying text, and it deserves fuller investigation and checking.

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sample page
Binding (1627)
f. 021r
Faridun tests his sons (1627)
f. 031v
The Simurgh bids farewell to Sam's son (1627)
f. 036v
Zal sees Rudaba on the roof of her palace (1627)
f. 048r
Rustam kills Zal's white elephant (1627)
f. 059r
Rustam kills Qulun (1627)
f. 065r
Rustam's first labour: Rakhsh kills a lion (1627)
f. 065v
Rustam's second labour: he finds a spring and kills an onager (1627)
f. 066r
Rustam's third labour: he kills a dragon (1627)
f. 068v
Rustam's sixth labour: he kills Arzhang (1627)
f. 069r
Rustam enters the cave in which Kay Kavus and his men are chained (1627)
f. 070v
Rustam's seventh labour: he kills the White Div (1627)
f. 083r
Suhrab fights Hujir (1627)
f. 083v
Suhrab fights Gurdafarid (1627)
f. 092r
Suhrab overthrows Rustam in their second combat (1627)
f. 096r
Siyavush in Sudaba's private quarters (1627)
f. 119r
Guruy executes Siyavush (1627)
f. 123v
Rustam kills Pilsam (1627)
f. 142r
Farud retreats to his fortress and is mortally wounded by Ruhham (1627)
f. 149r
Tazhav mortally wounds Bahram (1627)
f. 150r
Giv kills Tahzav in revenge for the death of Bahram (1627)
f. 155r
Ruhham overcomes Bazur the Turanian wizard (1627)
f. 164r
Kamus fights Giv and Tus (1627)
f. 166v
Rustam kills Ashkabus and his horse (1627)
f. 168v
Kamus kills Alva (1627)
f. 169r
Rustam captures and kills Kamus (1627)
f. 176r
The Khaqan of Chin led captive by Rustam (1627)
f. 185r
Akvan Div flings Rustam into the sea (1627)
f. 188r
Bizhan slaughters the wild boar (1627)
f. 190r
Bizhan comes to Manizha's tent (1627)
f. 199v
Rustam rescues Bizhan from the pit (1627)
f. 219r
The first combat: Fariburz kills Gulbad (1627)
f. 219v
Giv defeats and binds Guruy Zirih (1627)
f. 219v
Giv defeats and binds Guruy Zirih (1627)
f. 220r
The third combat: Guraza fights Siyamak (1627)
f. 220v
Furuhil returns with Zangala's head (1627)
f. 221r
The fifth combat: Ruhham kills Barman (1627)
f. 221v
Bizhan leads away the horse and body of Ruyin (1627)
f. 222r
The seventh combat: Hujir fights Sipahram (1627)
f. 222v
The eighth combat: Zanga kills Akhvasht (1627)
f. 223v
The eleventh combat: Gudarz kills Piran (1627)
f. 234v
Kay Khusrau throws Shida to the ground (1627)
f. 236v
Kay Khusrau kills Aila (1627)
f. 245v
Kay Khusrau defeats and kills the King of Makran (1627)
f. 250r
Kay Kavus and Kay Khusrau celebrate their return to Iran (1627)
f. 263r
Gushtasp kills a dragon in Rum (1627)
f. 271v
The start of the battle between the armies of Gushtasp and Arjasp (1627)
f. 272r
Garami son of Jamasp seizes the Iranian standard but is killed (1627)
f. 278r
Gushtasp learns about the killing of Luhrasp (1627)
f. 282v
Isfandiyar's first labour: he fights the wolves (1627)
f. 283v
Isfandiyar's second labour: he fights the lions (1627)
f. 284v
Isfandiyar's third labour: he fights the dragon (1627)
f. 285v
Isfandiyar's fourth labour: he kills the sorceress (1627)
f. 286v
Isfandiyar's fifth labour: he kills the Simurgh (1627)
f. 288r
Isfandiyar's sixth labour: he escapes from a snow storm (1627)
f. 289r
Isfandiyar kills Gurgsar during the seventh labour (1627)
f. 291r
Nush-Azar kills Tarkhan (1627)
f. 292r
Isfandiyar kills Arjasp to rescue his sisters (1627)
f. 308r
Rustam shoots Isfandiyar in the eyes with a double-pointed arrow (1627)
f. 313r
Rustam kills Shaghad before dying (1627)
f. 314v
Faramarz burns Shaghad's body (1627)
f. 316v
The execution of Faramarz (1627)
f. 318r
The laundryman rescues Darab from the water (1627)
f. 325v
Dara is killed by his own ministers (1627)
f. 328r
Kayd, the King of Hind, tells his dreams to his vizier, Mihran (1627)
f. 330r
Iskandar sends nine wisemen to see the four wonders of India (1627)
f. 333v
Iskandar kills Fur (1627)
f. 339r
Iskandar in Abyssinia (1627)
f. 340r
Iskandar kills a dragon (1627)
f. 340v
Iskandar sees the wonders of the city of Hurum (1627)
f. 345r
Iskandar reaches the land of Sind and launches a battle (1627)
f. 372v
Bahram Gur hunts in the company of Azada (1627)
f. 389v
Bahram Gur kills the dragon that had killed a youth (1627)
f. 396v
Bahram Gur kills a wolf in India (1627)
f. 397v
Bahram Gur kills a dragon in India (1627)
f. 404v
Khushnavaz flees from Sufaray (1627)
f. 423r
The battle between the armies of Chin and Haytal (1627)
f. 438v
Talhand's mother learns of his death (1627)
f. 457v
Bahram Chubina goes to fight Sava Shah (1627)
f. 461v
Bahram Chubina kills the fleeing Sava Shah (1627)
f. 463v
Bahram Chubina fights Parmuda, the son of Sava Shah (1627)
f. 467v
Bahram Chubina at the castle of the Fortune Teller (1627)
f. 474v
Khusrau Parviz and Bahram Chubina meet (1627)
f. 483v
Bahram Chubina kills Bahram, son of Siyavush while playing polo (1627)
f. 488v
Gustaham in conversation with the weeping talisman (1627)
f. 490v
Khusrau Parviz with Maryam (1627)
f. 520r
Mihr Hurmuzd murders Khusrau Parviz (1627)