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Accession Number:
First Small
Title of Work:
Shahnama (First Small)
Gregorian Date:
1300 (circa)
Origin:
Baghdad
Folios extant in ms.:
327
Columns x Rows:
6 x 28
Text Size (h x w):
155 x 122 mm
Script:
Naskh
Ms Type:
Codex
Ms Status:
Incomplete
Completion Status:
Search not completed
Illustrations in ms:
115
Illustration Records in archive:
Last updated by:
charles
Date last updated:
2016-02-10 01:30
 
Public Notes
One of a group of early and undated mss., of small dimensions. The date and place of origin is disputed, but the general consensus is c. 1300 in Baghdad, proposed by Shreve Simpson, who has reconstructed the pictorial cycle of this and the other copies.

The images are ordered here in the order identified by Simpson. It is not certain at the moment what the reconstructed folio numbers should be.

The dimensions of the surviving pages now vary.

Project Notes
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References
General Ref:
Welch, A. Collection of Islamic art. Prince Saddrudin Agha Khan. 3 Geneva. Switzerland.
General Ref:
Canby, S.R. Princes, Poets & Paladins: Islamic and Indian paintings from the collection of Prince and Princess Sadruddin Aga Khan. British Museum Press. London. UK.
General Ref:
Simpson, M.S. The illustration of an epic: The earliest Shahnama Manuscripts. Garland Publishing, Inc.. New York. USA.
Origin Ref:
Minovi M. et al. The Chester Beatty library; A catalogue of the Persian Manuscripts and Miniatures. (ed. Arberry A. J.) 1 Hodges Figgis & Co. Dublin. Ireland.
Illustration Ref:
Simpson, M.S. The illustration of an epic: The earliest Shahnama Manuscripts. Garland Publishing, Inc.. New York. USA.
 
 
Illustration in archive - 201     (back to top)
f. 001r
Kayumars sends his grandson, Hushang, to fight the Divs (1300)
f. 001r
Kayumars sends his grandson, Hushang, to fight the Divs (1300)
f. 002v
Hushang discovers fire while killing the dragon with a stone (1300)
f. 003
Anushirvan receives Mihras, Caesar's envoy (1300)
f. 003v
Faridun brings Zahhak to Mount Damavand (1300)
f. 004r
The King of Yemen receives Faridun's sons (1300)
f. 005
The murder of Iraj
f. 006r
Manuchihr kills Tur in battle (1300)
f. 035v
Rustam fights Sava (1300)
f. 040v
Bizhan brings Human's head back to the Iranian forces (1300)
f. 057
Rustam boasts about his strength (1300)
f. 072r
Ardashir recognizes Shapur during a polo game (1300)
f. 074v
Shapur cuts the nose and ears of the King of Rum (1300)
f. 112v
The musician Barbad plays for Khusrau Parviz (1300)