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Accession Number:
Suppl. persan 489 (1st part)
Hijri Date:
953 Jumada II
Gregorian Date:
1546 August (to nearest hijri month)
Origin:
Qazvin/Tabriz ?
Ownership:
Acquired in Isfahan by Jean Otter between July 1737 and April 1739 for the Bibliotheque du Roy (FR notes); seems that both parts were in the Safavid collection - seal on f 2r and ff.551v and 552r : ? 'Abbas I's Library ? (FR notes). Is there a signature on f. 042r ?
Folios extant in ms.:
614
Columns x Rows:
4 x 25
Page Size (h x w):
360 x 240 mm
Text Size (h x w):
222 x 148 mm
Script:
Nasta'liq
Colophon Folio:
551r
Sample Page Folio:
156r
Num Other Colophons:
14r
Ms Type:
Codex
Ms Status:
One complete and part of a second MS
Completion Status:
Ready to upload to website
Illustrations in ms:
78 ( 3 frontispiece(s) 75 Shahnama )
Illustration Records in archive:
Last updated by:
charles
Date last updated:
2017-01-17 15:07
 
Public Notes
The manuscript is digitised and available on Gallica:

http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b8422995t/f1.item.r=supplement%20persan%20489.zoom.

Project Notes
Need to supply description now - and explain oddities. Note several divergencies throughout from more 'standard' texts.
 
References
General Ref:
Richard, F. Les Splendeurs persanes. Manuscrits du XIIe au XVIIe siècle. Bibliothèque nationale de France. Paris. France.
General Ref:
Norgren, J. & Davis, E. Preliminary index of Shah-nameh illustrations. University of Michigan. Ann Arbor. USA.
Dating Ref:
Richard, F. Les Splendeurs persanes. Manuscrits du XIIe au XVIIe siècle. Bibliothèque nationale de France. Paris. France.
Origin Ref:
Richard, F. Les Splendeurs persanes. Manuscrits du XIIe au XVIIe siècle. Bibliothèque nationale de France. Paris. France.
Illustration Ref:
Richard, F. Les Splendeurs persanes. Manuscrits du XIIe au XVIIe siècle. Bibliothèque nationale de France. Paris. France.
 
 
Illustration in archive - 88     (back to top)
f. 002v
Frontispiece (verso side) (1546)
f. 003r
Frontispiece (recto side) (1546)
f. 016v
Kayumars enthroned (1546)
f. 026r
Faridun enthroned (1546)
f. 043r
Rudaba and Zal together (1546)
f. 054r
Rustam kills Zal's white elephant (1546)
f. 059r
Kay Qubad enthroned (1546)
f. 066r
Rustam lifts Afrasiyab by the belt (1546)
f. 070v
Rustam's first labour: Rakhsh kills a lion (1546)
f. 072r
Rustam's third labour: he kills a dragon (1546)
f. 072v
Rustam's fourth labour: he kills the witch (1546)
f. 073r
Rustam's fifth labour: he lassoes Aulad (1546)
f. 074r
Rustam's sixth labour: he kills Arzhang (1546)
f. 074v
Rustam enters the cave in which Kay Kavus and his men are chained (1546)
f. 075r
Rustam's seventh labour: he kills the White Div (1546)
f. 085r
Rustam kills Alkus in combat (1546)
f. 089v
Rustam knocks down Tus in the presence of Kay Kavus (1546)
f. 094r
Rustam and Suhrab part after their first combat (1546)
f. 096r
Rustam discovers Suhrab's identity (1546)
f. 104r
The fire ordeal of Siyavush (1546)
f. 132r
Giv finds Kay Khusrau in Turan (1546)
f. 140v
Kay Khusrau receives Rustam and Zal (1546)
f. 154v
The Turanians defeat the Iranians (1546)
f. 162r
Ruhham overcomes Bazur the Turanian wizard (1546)
f. 171r
Kamus fights Giv and Tus (1546)
f. 175r
Rustam captures and kills Kamus (1546)
f. 181r
Rustam lifts Shangul from his saddle (1546)
f. 183r
Rustam pulls the Khaqan of Chin from his elephant by lasso (1546)
f. 190r
Rustam overthrows Puladvand (1546)
f. 192r
Akvan Div flings Rustam into the sea (1546)
f. 202r
Rustam feasts with Kay Khusrau (1546)
f. 206v
Rustam and Afrasiyab draw up their battle lines (1546)
f. 216v
Bizhan kills Human (1546)
f. 227v
The second combat: Giv fights Guruy Zirih (1546)
f. 241v
Kay Khusrau fights Shida (1546)
f. 259r
The execution of Afrasiyab (1546)
f. 263v
Kay Khusrau gives advice to the Iranians (1546)
f. 272r
Gushtasp kills a wolf in Rum (1546)
f. 273v
Gushtasp kills a dragon in Rum (1546)
f. 290v
The death of Luhrasp in battle against the forces of Arjasp (1546)
f. 297v
Isfandiyar's fifth labour: he kills the Simurgh (1546)
f. 302r
Isfandiyar throws Kuhram from his saddle (1546)
f. 308v
Rustam and Isfandiyar parley (1546)
f. 318v
Rustam shoots Isfandiyar in the eyes with a double-pointed arrow (1546)
f. 323v
Rustam kills Shaghad before dying (1546)
f. 337v
Iskandar dictates a letter to Dilaray, mother of Raushanak (1546)
f. 343v
Iskandar challenges Fur to single combat (1546)
f. 352r
Iskandar encounters Israfil (1546)
f. 363r
Haftvad's daughter spinning in the garden (1546)
f. 380v
Shapur captures the King of Rum (1546)
f. 385v
Bahram Gur hunts in the company of Azada (1546)
f. 393v
Bahram Gur hunts lions (1546)
f. 404v
Bahram Gur kills the dragon that had killed a youth (1546)
f. 407r
Bahram Gur fights the Khaqan of Chin (1546)
f. 412r
Bahram Gur wrestles before Shangul (1546)
f. 414v
Bahram Gur asks Shangul to give him his daughter Sapinud as a wife (1546)
f. 421v
Khushnavaz flees from Sufaray (1546)
f. 436v
Nushzad killed in battle with Ram Barzin (1546)
f. 460r
Gav and Talhand dispose their troops before their second battle (1546)
f. 477v
Hurmuzd appoints Bahram Chubina as general (1546)
f. 482r
Bahram Chubina kills the fleeing Sava Shah (1546)
f. 487v
Bahram Chubina at the castle of the Fortune Teller (1546)
f. 498v
Khusrau Parviz and Bahram Chubina dispute kingship rights (1546)
f. 507r
Gustaham in conversation with the weeping talisman (1546)
f. 512r
Bahram Chubina and Khusrau fight on a mountain (1546)
f. 517r
Bahram Chubina kills the monkey-lion (1546)
f. 530r
The musician Barbad plays for Khusrau Parviz (1546)
f. 539v
Mihr Hurmuzd murders Khusrau Parviz (1546)
f. 555r
Kayumars enthroned (1546)
f. 558r
Jamshid enthroned (1546)
f. 566v
Zahhak brought before Faridun (1546)
f. 572v
The murder of Iraj (1546)
f. 577v
Garshasp kills Shiruy with his mace (1546)
f. 588v
Zal by Rudaba's castle (1546)
f. 597v
Zal displays his skills before Manuchihr (1546)
f. 610v
Zal joins Mihrab in fighting the Turanians (1546)
f. 614v
Rustam catches Rakhsh (1546)
f. 615r
Sultan Mahmud holds court (1546)