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41 - Kisra Anushirvan (48 years)
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Anushirvan sits before the chessboard sent by the Raja of Hind
Public Notes
This scene covers the arrival of the envoy of the Raja of Hind with a sumptuous set of gifts and the challenge of mastering the game of chess. If the Persians fail to work out how to play it, the Indians will cease to pay tribute but instead demand tribute themselves. The pieces are set up, but the mobads at court are unable to work out how to play.
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Currently one large scene, could be divided into two-three sections if images are found to illustrate different parts of the text.
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Editions Translations
Mohl Bertels Khaleghi- Motlagh Mohl Warner
Volume 41
Page 1897
Verse Start 2697
Verse End 2739
f. 307r
National Library of Russia
ms. Dorn 329
f. 039r
Metropolitan Museum of Art
ms. 1974.290.1-42, 2003.330.1-7
f. 263v
Dar al-Kutub
ms. Ms. Ta'rikh Farisi, no. 73
f. 456r
Bibliotheque Nationale de France
ms. Suppl. persan 493
f. 004
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
ms. M.73.5.428-430, 586
f. 638r
ms. Shah Tahmasp
f. 554v

ms. Ms. I. 2
f. 480a
Majlis Library (Parliament of IRI)
ms. 1100
f. 201r
Central Library, University of Tehran
ms. Ms. 1339
f. 680v
Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin
ms. Ms. Diez A fol. 1
f. 485r
Metropolitan Museum of Art
ms. 13.228.22
f. 378v
Bibliotheque Nationale de France
ms. Suppl. persan 490
f. 096v
Museum of Fine Arts
ms. 1986.1017
f. 413v
Bibliotheque Nationale de France
ms. Suppl. persan 1307
f. 099v
The K.R. Cama Oriental Institute
ms. BBP 86
f. 022
Binney Collection
ms. no. 46
f. 201r
Telangana Government Oriental Mss Library & Res. Inst.
ms. 1335
f. 001v
ms. 2013 October 10, lot *87
f. 458r
University Library (Firestone)
ms. Ms. 58 G
f. 488r
University Library
ms. Add 835
f. 464r
Biblioteca Casanatense
ms. Ms. 4893
f. 0971r
The Salar Jung Museum
ms. Ms. no. 580
f. 441v
John Rylands University Library of Manchester
ms. Ryl Pers 869
f. 472v
Free Library of Philadelphia
ms. Lewis O. 55