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Suppl. persan 494
Paris, Bibliotheque Nationale de France (in index)
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Accession Number:
Suppl. persan 494
Hijri Date:
848 Jumada I 27
Gregorian Date:
1444 September 19
Belonged to Ottoman sultan Ahmed III (1703) - f. 5r bears his tughra; f. 585r has a signature of Mulla Abu Bakr with the date 1207/1792-3; bought in Cairo between 1806 and 1822 by Jean-Louis Asselin de Cherville (d.1825); bought by the Bibliotheque Nationale in 1833 (FR notes)
'Abd-Allah b. Ibrahim Sultan?
Muhammad al-Sultani
Folios extant in ms.:
Columns x Rows:
4 x 21
Page Size (h x w):
360 x 270 mm
Text Size (h x w):
235 x 153 mm
Colophon Folio:
Sample Page Folio:
Ms Type:
Ms Status:
Various lacunae
Completion Status:
Ready to upload to website
Illuminations in ms:
Illustrations in ms:
17 ( 17 Shahnama )
Illustration Records in archive:
Last updated by:
Date last updated:
2009-08-06 00:00:00
Public Notes
There are currently no images available for this manuscript.

Ivan Stchoukine notes that at least five paintings appear to have been removed from the ms. between ff. 54-5, 91-2, 97-8, 136-7, and 140-41. Two of these are now in the Cleveland Museum of Art, nos. 45.169 and 56.10, others in Boston Museum of Fine Art.

Dating Ref:
Colophon Extracted from the colophon of the work.
Origin Ref:
Stchoukine, I. Les peintures des manuscrits Timurides. Paris. France.
Folio Ref:
Richard, F. Les Splendeurs persanes. Manuscrits du XIIe au XVIIe siècle. Bibliothèque nationale de France. Paris. France.
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