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© Topkapi Saray Palace Library
This record is incomplete and has not been verified by the project. It is a work in progress. Use this information with caution.
Details
Accession Number:
H. 2153
Title of Work:
Topkapi Album
Gregorian Date:
15th century (late)
Origin:
Tabriz
Patron:
Sultan Ya'qub Aq Qoyunlu
Preface:
none
Folios extant in ms.:
199
Columns x Rows:
6 x 32
Page Size (h x w):
502 x 338 mm
Ms Type:
Album
Ms Status:
Excerpts
Completion Status:
MS not yet examined
Illustrations in ms:
546 ( 24 Shahnama 2 other )
Illustration Records in archive:
Last updated by:
charles
Date last updated:
2014-02-14 18:09
 
Public Notes
This important Album contains many paintings identified as depicting scenes from the Shahnama.
Project Notes
Need complete update of this entry, with fuller bibliography and better images.

Initial data from Atasoy (1970).

 
References
General Ref:
Ipsiroglu, Mazhar S. Chefs-d'Oeuvre du Topkapi - Peintures et Miniatures. Office du Livre, S.A.. Fribourg. Switzerland.
General Ref:
Robinson, B.W. Persian painting and the National Epic. (in British Academy) Oxford University Press. Oxford. UK.
General Ref:
Norgren, J. & Davis, E. Preliminary index of Shah-nameh illustrations. University of Michigan. Ann Arbor. USA.
Dating Ref:
Atasoy, N. Four Istanbul albums and some fragments from fourteenth-century Shah-Namehs. (in Ars Orientalis) 3 pp. 19-48
Origin Ref:
Atasoy, N. Four Istanbul albums and some fragments from fourteenth-century Shah-Namehs. (in Ars Orientalis) 3 pp. 19-48
Folio Ref:
Atasoy, N. Four Istanbul albums and some fragments from fourteenth-century Shah-Namehs. (in Ars Orientalis) 3 pp. 19-48
Illustration Ref:
Atasoy, N. Four Istanbul albums and some fragments from fourteenth-century Shah-Namehs. (in Ars Orientalis) 3 pp. 19-48
 
 
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f. 008r
Rustam kicks aside the rock pushed by Bahman
f. 016v
Isfandiyar's second labour: he fights the lions
f. 022v
Manuchihr kills Tur in battle
f. 023v
The Simurgh carries Zal to her nest
f. 028v
f. 035r
Manuchihr kills Salm
f. 052v
Rustam fights the Mazandarani champion Juya
f. 053r
Rustam fights the Mazandarani champion Juya
f. 054v
Tahmina visits Rustam's chamber
f. 055r
Kay Khusrau's army besieges Bahman's castle
f. 055v
Kayumars enthroned
f. 065v
Zal shoots fowl
f. 069r
f. 073v
Isfandiyar's first labour: he fights the wolves
f. 082r
Zahhak bound on mount Damavand
f. 100v
Rustam camps in a field and gets into a fight with the watchman
f. 102r
Manuchihr and the Iranians attack the army of Tur
f. 103v
Rustam's fourth labour: he kills the witch
f. 112r
The murder of the poet Daqiqi
f. 112v
Zal displays his skills before Manuchihr
f. 113r
f. 118r
The King of Yemen receives Faridun's sons
f. 134r
f. 156v
The Simurgh bids farewell to Sam's son
f. 157r
Isfandiyar's third labour: he fights the dragon
f. 171v
Rudaba and Zal together