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open Armenia 1 1 62 62
open Australia 2 2 2 2
open Austria 1 3 85 85
open Belgium 1 1 0
open Canada 4 37 63 9 27 17 6 2 2
open Denmark 2 38 75 6 16 31 16 2 4
open Egypt 1 7 237 70 72 49 14 11 20 1
open France 9 62 1005 10 190 280 285 85 108 47
open Georgia 2 12 73 1 15 44 13
open Germany 10 49 1236 41 182 340 425 88 101 59
open Greece 1 3 3 2 1
open Hungary 4 6 58 20 2 36
close India 36 117 3065 74 379 402 739 91 1079 17 284
close Aligarh, Maulana Azad Library open 10 102 4 12 86
close Alwar, Government Museum open 3 196 11 15 170
close Amritsar, Kasla College open 2 0
Baroda, Baroda Museum and Picture Gallery open 0 0
Chandigarh, Chandigarh Museum open 0 0
close Chandigarh and Patiala , State Archives open 3 0
close Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh State Museum open 1 4 4
Hyderabad, Birla Museum open 0 0
close Hyderabad, Jagdish and Kamla Mittal Museum of Indian Art, Hyderabad open 1 1 1
close Hyderabad, The Salar Jung Museum open 8 298 48 221 19 10
close Hyderabad, Telangana Government Oriental Mss Library & Res. Inst. open 5 101 55 46
close Jaipur, City Palace Museum open 1 0
close Kolkata, Asiatic Society of Bengal open 1 0
close Kolkata, Indian Museum open 5 14 12 1 1
close Kolkata, National Library open 2 45 37 8
close Kolkata, Victoria Memorial Hall open 1 0
close Lucknow, Lucknow Museum open 2 0
close Mumbai, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya open 3 10 4 6
close Mumbai (Bombay), Hakim Collection open 1 0
close Mumbai (Bombay), The K.R. Cama Oriental Institute open 7 326 46 186 83 11
close   BBP 86 open 73 73
001v Illuminated title page (verso side) open              
002r Illuminated title page (recto side) open              
004r Bizhan kills Mahuy to avenge Yazdagird open              
006r The miller assassinates Yazdagird open              
012v Yazdagird III enthroned open              
013v Illuminated unvan open              
016v Mihr Hurmuzd murders Khusrau Parviz open              
026r The musician Barbad plays for Khusrau Parviz open              
028v Khusrau Parviz goes hunting open              
039r Bahram Chubina kills the monkey-lion open              
054v Bahram Chubina enthroned open              
093v Talhand dies on the back of his elephant during the battle open              
099v Anushirvan sits before the chessboard sent by the Raja of Hind open              
127r Anushirvan enthroned open              
131v Shiruy (Qubad) enthroned open              
153r Bahram Gur marries Arzu, the daughter of Mahyar the jeweller open              
160r Bahram Gur fights two lions to win the throne open              
163v Bahram Gur, Munzir and Nu'man receive a Persian delegation at Jahrum open              
165v A sea monster kills Yazdagird open              
167v Bahram Gur hunts in the company of Azada open              
169v Yazdagird the Sinner enthroned open              
176r Shapur Dhu'l Aktaf enthroned open              
189r Ardashir hangs Haftvad and his eldest son Shahuy open              
193r The execution of Ardavan by Ardashir open              
195v Ardashir gives advice to the Iranian people open              
200r Iskandar returns from China open              
203v Iskandar and the talking birds open              
211r Iskandar challenges Fur to single combat open              
218r Iskandar enthroned open              
219v Iskandar attends the dying Dara open              
223r The coronation of Bahman open              
230r The accession of Darab open              
231r Faramarz mourns Rustam and Zavara open              
234v Isfandiyar mourned open              
236v Rustam shoots Isfandiyar in the eyes with a double-pointed arrow open              
255v Isfandiyar kills Gurgsar during the seventh labour open              
256v Rustam boasts again of his lineage open              
266v Gushtasp puts Isfandiyar in chains open              
272r Gushtasp receives Zardusht and converts to the new faith open              
277v Gushtasp kills a dragon in Rum open              
283v Luhrasp enthroned open              
292r Zal reproaches Kay Khusrau open              
293v The execution of Afrasiyab open              
310r Kay Khusrau kills Shida open              
322v The eleventh combat: Gudarz kills Piran open              
335v Bizhan kills Human open              
346v Scene from the Barzunama open              
350v Scene from the Barzunama open              
355v Scene from the Barzunama open              
384v Rustam and Bizhan defeat Afrasiyab in battle open              
386v Rustam rescues Bizhan from the pit open              
403v Rustam kills Akvan Div open              
406r Rustam wrestles with Puladvand open              
413r Rustam pulls the Khaqan of Chin from his elephant by lasso open              
420v Rustam captures and kills Kamus open              
422v Rustam kills Ashkabus and his horse open              
439v Rustam comes to aid the Iranians open              
446v Farud kills Zarasp open              
453v Kay Khusrau's army besieges Bahman's castle open              
463r Zavara executes Surkha to avenge Siyavush open              
468r Siyavush taken prisoner before Afrasiyab open              
488r The fire ordeal of Siyavush open              
496r Rustam discovers Suhrab's identity open              
509v Kay Kavus airborne open              
517r Rustam's seventh labour: he kills the White Div open              
523r Kay Kavus enthroned open              
546r Sam consults the mobads about Zal open              
558r The murder of Iraj open              
569v Scene from the Narimannama open              
582r Jamshid enthroned open              
583r Tahmuras enthroned open              
583v The Div Khazarvan fights Siyamak open              
584v Kayumars enthroned open              
open Cama open 46 46
open HP ms 78 open 20 19 1
open HP ms 9 open 59 59
open R 377 open 51 51
open R 415a open 64 64
open R VII 90 open 13 3 10
close New Delhi, National Archives open 1 13 13
close New Delhi, National Museum open 16 559 193 42 78 234 12
close Patna, Khuda Bakhsh Oriental Public Library open 21 999 28 127 244 97 7 472 17 7
close Rampur, Rampur Raza Library open 10 318 55 66 197
close Secunderabad (Haydarabad), R.K. Tanden Collection open 2 0
Thanjavur Mhraja Serfoji's Sarasvati Mahal Library, Mahal Campus, Thanjavur 613009, Tamilnadu, India , Royal Palace Library open 0 0
close Vadoda, Baroda Museum open 4 0
close Vadoda, Baroda Oriental Institute open 1 0
close Varanasi, Bharat Kala Bhavan open 2 16 4 10 2
close Varanasi, Central Library, Benares Hindu University open 4 63 63
open Iran 19 100 2225 4 144 740 344 106 653 234
open Iraq 1 1 0
open Ireland 2 29 631 108 62 144 151 106 58 2
open Israel 2 15 52 6 17 3 25 1
open Italy 9 12 334 1 16 90 176 51
open Kuwait 2 18 58 9 36 1 1 2 9
open Malaysia 2 4 18 2 15 1
open Netherlands 1 1 20 20
open Pakistan 17 45 235 4 15 65 147 1 3
open Poland 5 5 30 29 1
open Portugal 1 1 0
open Qatar 1 16 167 6 10 18 133
open Romania 1 1 1 1
open Russia 5 33 1148 53 149 202 450 162 131 1
open Singapore 1 2 2 2
open Spain 1 1 80 80
open Sweden 1 2 31 31
open Switzerland 6 129 630 45 151 195 97 23 116 1 2
open Tajikistan 2 4 39 32 7
open Turkey 6 81 1285 140 595 468 79 3
open UK 27 336 4411 36 750 1185 1072 421 745 12 186
open USA 44 418 3381 298 283 723 989 260 682 33 111
open Uzbekistan 1 13 253 129 109 3 3 9
open destroyed 2 2 1 1
open dispersed mss 1 10 512 406 48 51 7
open private collections 14 43 240 121 8 21 80 1 1 8
open unknown country 1 4 7 1 6
open unknown location 3 10 0