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Ms. 58.1
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Accession Number:
Ms. 58.1
Gregorian Date:
1425 (circa)
India, Sultanate
Folios extant in ms.:
Columns x Rows:
4 x 25
Page Size (h x w):
360 x 250 mm
Text Size (h x w):
228 x 172 mm
Ms Type:
Ms Status:
Illuminations in ms:
Illustrations in ms:
99 ( 99 Shahnama )
Illustration Records in archive:
Last updated by:
Date last updated:
2011-07-08 20:44
Public Notes
For a description of this ms., see Chander Shekhar, "Some rare and valuable mss.", 132-8, which mentions there are 97 illustrations, and attributes them to the Shiraz style.
General Ref:
Chander Shekhar Some rare and valuable mss. of Shahnama in the National Museum, New Delhi. (in Ferdowsi and his Shahnameh) (in Proceedings of the All India Seminar) (ed. H.N. Modi) pp. 126-50 Culture House of the Islamic Republic of Iran & K.R. Cama Oriental Institute. Mumbai. India.
Dating Ref:
Schmitz, B. Manuscripts of Firdausi's Shahnama in Indian Museums, Libraries, and Private Collections.
Origin Ref:
Schmitz, B. Manuscripts of Firdausi's Shahnama in Indian Museums, Libraries, and Private Collections.
Illustration Ref:
Mahdavi, M. Amin Amin Mahdavi's Personal Inspection Notes.
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Firdausi and his book introduced to Sultan Mahmud (1425)
f. 005r
Kayumars enthroned (1425)
f. 007r
Jamshid enthroned (1425)
f. 009r
Zahhak enthroned (1425)
f. 012r
Zahhak hears Kava's complaint (1425)
f. 015r
Zahhak brought before Faridun (1425)
f. 018r
Faridun tests his sons (1425)
f. 021v
The murder of Iraj (1425)
f. 027r
Qaran captures the Alanic Fortress (1425)
f. 027v
Manuchihr kills Salm (1425)
f. 030r
Sam brings Zal from mountains (1425)
f. 031r
Sam introduces Zal to Nauzar (1425)
f. 036r
Zal by Rudaba's castle (1425)
f. 042v
Sam receives Sindukht as envoy from the King of Kabul (1425)
f. 046r
Zal comes to Sam in Kabul (1425)
f. 054r
The third battle between Nauzar and Afrasiyab (1425)
f. 056v
f. 058v
Rustam catches Rakhsh (1425)
f. 063r
Kay Kavus enthroned (1425)
f. 066v
Rustam's first labour: Rakhsh kills a lion (1425)
f. 068r
Rustam's fourth labour: he kills the witch (1425)
f. 070r
Rustam's seventh labour: he kills the White Div (1425)
f. 072v
Kay Kavus fights the King of Hamavaran (1425)
f. 077v
Rustam fights the armies of three Kings (1425)
f. 079v
Kay Kavus airborne (1425)
f. 089r
Suhrab and Human survey the Iranian army (1425)
f. 092v
Rustam mortally wounds Suhrab (1425)
f. 093v
Rustam mourns Suhrab (1425)
f. 097v
Siyavush in Sudaba's private quarters (1425)
f. 101r
The fire ordeal of Siyavush (1425)
f. 110r
Afrasiyab greets Siyavush (1425)
f. 111r
Siyavush plays polo before Afrasiyab (1425)
f. 114v
Siyavush receives a kingship from Afrasiyab (1425)
f. 118r
Siyavush and his troops are defeated by the forces of Afrasiyab (1425)
f. 124r
Guruy executes Siyavush (1425)
f. 126v
Piran and the child Kay Khusrau before Afrasiyab (1425)
f. 130v
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Kay Khusrau enthroned (1425)
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Akvan Div flings Rustam into the sea (1425)
f. 193v
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Isfandiyar's fifth labour: he kills the Simurgh (1425)
f. 309r
f. 319v
The first combat of Rustam and Isfandiyar (1425)
f. 320r
Rustam shoots Isfandiyar in the eyes with a double-pointed arrow (1425)
f. 325r
Rustam kills Shaghad before dying (1425)
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