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Ms. Ta'rikh Farisi, no. 59
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Accession Number:
Ms. Ta'rikh Farisi, no. 59
Hijri Date:
844 Dhu'l-Qa'da 10
Gregorian Date:
1441 April 11
Seal of Chelebizadeh Ismail Asim, Constantinople, 1162 A.H. Presented to a brother (?) Richard, of Edward Lofft Holden of Trinity Hall (Cambridge?), on 18 December 1811.
Amir Pir Muhammad b. Yusuf Khwaja b. Shaiikh-'Ali Bahadur
Muhammad al-Samarqandi 'Mu'ini'
Folios extant in ms.:
Columns x Rows:
4 x 25
Page Size (h x w):
327 x 243 mm
Text Size (h x w):
232 x 175 mm
Colophon Folio:
Sample Page Folio:
Ms Type:
Ms Status:
Completion Status:
Search not completed
Illuminations in ms:
Illustrations in ms:
166 ( 1 frontispiece(s) 165 Shahnama 1 other [ Firdausi and poets ] )
Illustration Records in archive:
Last updated by:
Date last updated:
0000-00-00 00:00:00
General Ref:
Farghali, A.M. Al-taswir al-islami, al-Dar al-Masriah al-Lubnaniah. Printing-Publishing-Distribution.
General Ref:
Sims, E. Towards a study of Sirazi illustrated manuscripts of the '"interim period". The Leiden Sahnamah of 840/1437. (in La Civilta Timuride come fenomeno internazionale) (in Oriente Moderno, Nuova serie) (ed. Bernardini, M.) 2 (Anno XV, 76) pp. 611-25
General Ref:
Sims, E. The illustrated manuscripts of Firdausi's Shahnama commissioned by princes of the house of Timur. (in Ars Orientalis) 22 (1993) pp. 43-68
Dating Ref:
Colophon Extracted from the colophon of the work.
Illustration Ref:
al-Tarazi, N.M. al-Fihris al-wasfi li'l-makhtutat al-farisiyah al-muzayyanah b'il-suwar wa'l-mahfuzah bi dar al-kutub. The National Library of Egypt. Cairo. Egypt.
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f. 001r
Shamsa (1441)
f. 001v
Illuminated title page (verso side) (1441)
f. 002r
Illuminated title page (recto side) (1441)
f. 005r
Firdausi and the poets of Ghazna (1441)
f. 006r
Frontispiece (recto side) (1441)
f. 006v
Shamsa (1441)
f. 007r
Shamsa (1441)
f. 010r
Kayumars enthroned (1441)
f. 010v
Kayumars sends his grandson, Hushang, to fight the Divs (1441)
f. 016v
Zahhak hears Kava's complaint (1441)
f. 019v
Faridun enthroned (1441)
f. 025r
The murder of Iraj (1441)
f. 030r
Qaran captures the Alanic Fortress (1441)
f. 033r
The Simurgh bids farewell to Sam's son (1441)
f. 038r
Rudaba and Zal together (1441)
f. 042r
Manuchihr learns about Zal and Rudaba (1441)
f. 048r
The birth of Rustam (1441)
f. 050r
Rustam kills Zal's white elephant (1441)
f. 056r
Zal joins Mihrab in fighting the Turanians (1441)
f. 059r
Rustam catches Rakhsh (1441)
f. 061v
Rustam lifts Afrasiyab by the belt (1441)
f. 066v
Rustam's first labour: Rakhsh kills a lion (1441)
f. 067v
Rustam's third labour: he kills a dragon (1441)
f. 068r
Rustam's fourth labour: he kills the witch (1441)
f. 068v
Rustam camps in a field and gets into a fight with the watchman (1441)
f. 069r
Rustam's fifth labour: he lassoes Aulad (1441)
f. 069v
Rustam's sixth labour: he kills Arzhang (1441)
f. 070v
Rustam's seventh labour: he kills the White Div (1441)
f. 073v
The King of Mazandaran changes himself into a rock (1441)
f. 078r
Kay Kavus sends a message to Caesar and Afrasiyab (1441)
f. 078v
Kay Kavus airborne (1441)
f. 083r
Tahmina visits Rustam's chamber (1441)
f. 098r
Siyavush returns from Zabulistan (1441)
f. 102v
The fire ordeal of Siyavush (1441)
f. 112r
Afrasiyab greets Siyavush (1441)
f. 113r
Siyavush plays polo before Afrasiyab (1441)
f. 115v
Siyavush marries Farangis (1441)
f. 117v
Piran visits Siyavushgird (1441)
f. 124v
Guruy executes Siyavush (1441)
f. 131v
Human attacks Rustam to allow Afrasiyab to escape (1441)
f. 140
Kay Khusrau crosses the Oxus with Farangis and Giv (1441)
f. 145
Kay Khusrau's army besieges Bahman's castle and fights the divs (1441)
f. 152r
Farud kills Rivniz (1441)
f. 169r
f. 180
Rustam kills Chingish (1441)
f. 197r
Akvan Div flings Rustam into the sea (1441)
f. 200v
Bizhan slaughters the wild boar (1441)
f. 211r
Rustam rescues Bizhan from the pit (1441)
f. 232v
The first combat: Fariburz kills Gulbad (1441)
f. 233r
The second combat: Giv stuns Guruy Zirih (1441)
f. 233vA
Guraza binds Siyamak onto his horse and leads him away (1441)
f. 233vB
The fourth combat: Furuhil kills Zangala (1441)
f. 234r
The fifth combat: Ruhham kills Barman (1441)
f. 234vA
Bizhan leads away the horse and body of Ruyin (1441)
f. 234vB
The seventh combat: Hujir kills Sipahram with a blow of his sword (1441)
f. 235r
The eighth combat: Zanga kills Akhvasht (1441)
f. 235vA
The ninth combat: Gurgin kills Andariman (1441)
f. 235vB
The tenth combat: Barta fights Kuhram (1441)
f. 236v
The eleventh combat: Gudarz kills Piran (1441)
f. 240
Gustaham pursues Lahhak and Farshidvard (1441)
f. 250
Kay Khusrau kills Shida (1441)
f. 264r
Kay Khusrau crosses Lake Zara (1441)
f. 279r
Luhrasp enthroned (1441)
f. 280
Gushtasp kills a wolf in Rum (1441)
f. 285v
Gushtasp kills a dragon in Rum (1441)
f. 289v
Firdausi sees Daqiqi in a dream (1441)
f. 356r
Iskandar executes Dara's murderers (1441)
f. 395r
Ta'ir captive before Shapur (1441)
f. 403v
Bahram Gur hunts in the company of Azada (1441)
f. 430r
The coronation of Shiruy (Qubad) (1441)
f. 440v
Anushirvan executes Mazdak and his followers (1441)
f. 441v
Anushirvan enthroned (1441)