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Smith-Lesouef 222
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Accession Number:
Smith-Lesouef 222
Gregorian Date:
18th century (or previous)
India ?
J. MOHL december 1848, with the note on the fly-leaf "Ce MS m'a ete donne par mr de Lagreau (?) en decembre 1848 (?)"; in 1173/1759-60 was in the possession of Muhammad Bahadur Fazel Khan (imprint of his seal, f.710r).
Abu Mansuri
Folios extant in ms.:
Columns x Rows:
4 x 21
Page Size (h x w):
349 x 240 mm
Text Size (h x w):
241 x 154 mm
Indian Nasta'liq
Colophon Folio:
Sample Page Folio:
Ms Type:
Ms Status:
Completion Status:
Ready to upload to website
Illuminations in ms:
Illustrations in ms:
43 ( 43 Shahnama )
Illustration Records in archive:
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Date last updated:
2013-08-07 08:09
Public Notes
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f. 001v
Illuminated unvan
f. 011v
Illuminated unvan
f. 014r
In praise of Sultan Mahmud
f. 015r
Kayumars enthroned
f. 032v
Zahhak brought before Faridun
f. 044r
The armies of Manuchihr and Tur before the battle
f. 050r
The Simurgh brings Zal to Sam
f. 056r
Rudaba and Zal together
f. 068r
Zal comes to Sam in Kabul
f. 071v
Rustam kills Zal's white elephant
f. 091r
Rustam's first labour: Rakhsh kills a lion
f. 093r
Rustam's third labour: he kills a dragon
f. 094r
Rustam's fourth labour: he kills the witch
f. 096r
Rustam's sixth labour: he kills Arzhang
f. 097v
Rustam's seventh labour: he kills the White Div
f. 108r
Kay Kavus airborne
f. 134r
The fire ordeal of Siyavush
f. 144r
Siyavush plays polo before Afrasiyab
f. 222r
Rustam lifts Shangul from his saddle
f. 237v
Manizha entertains Bizhan in the meadows
f. 245v
Rustam feasts with Kay Khusrau
f. 250r
Rustam rescues Bizhan from the pit
f. 382r
Rustam and Isfandiyar fight again
f. 385v
Illuminated unvan
f. 399v
The death of Luhrasp in battle against the forces of Arjasp
f. 406v
Isfandiyar's first labour: he fights the wolves
f. 407v
Isfandiyar's second labour: he fights the lions
f. 408v
Isfandiyar's third labour: he fights the dragon
f. 409v
Isfandiyar's fourth labour: he kills the sorceress
f. 410r
Isfandiyar's fourth labour: he kills the sorceress
f. 411v
Isfandiyar's fifth labour: he kills the Simurgh
f. 417v
Isfandiyar throws Kuhram from his saddle
f. 435r
Rustam kills Shaghad before dying
f. 439v
Humay enthroned by order of her father Bahman
f. 443v
Humay bequeaths the throne to Darab
f. 445v
Darab goes to Rum and fights with Faylakus
f. 451v
Dara is killed by his own ministers
f. 460v
Iskandar visits the Ka'ba
f. 463r
Iskandar with Queen Qaydafa and her court
f. 468r
Iskandar sees the marvels of the eastern sea
f. 473r
Iskandar builds a wall against Gog and Magog
f. 513r
Bahram Gur hunts in the company of Azada
f. 519v
Bahram Gur fights two lions to win the throne
f. 528v
Bahram Gur and the miller's daughters
f. 532r
Bahram Gur with Barzin's daughters
f. 540r
Bahram Gur fights the Khaqan of Chin