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Istanbul, Topkapi Sarayi Muzesi Kutuphanesi (in index)
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Accession Number:
H. 1489
Hijri Date:
Gregorian Date:
1482 (to nearest hijri year)
Folios extant in ms.:
Columns x Rows:
4 x 25
Page Size (h x w):
357 x 255 mm
Text Size (h x w):
235 x 139 mm
Colophon Folio:
Sample Page Folio:
Ms Type:
Ms Status:
Completion Status:
Search not completed
Illuminations in ms:
Illustrations in ms:
37 ( 37 Shahnama )
Illustration Records in archive:
Last updated by:
Date last updated:
2014-02-11 01:44
Project Notes
Several pictures have been added; break-lines need checking.

One painting to be replaced.

General Ref:
Norgren, J. & Davis, E. Preliminary index of Shah-nameh illustrations. University of Michigan. Ann Arbor. USA.
General Ref:
Karahan, A., Yazici, T. & Milani, A. Topkapi Sarayi Müzesindeki Sahname Yazmalarindan Seçme Minyatürier. 3 Türkiye is Bankasi A.S. Kültür Yayiniari. Istanbul. Switzerland.
Dating Ref:
Colophon Extracted from the colophon of the work.
Folio Ref:
Inal, G. Topkapi Sarayi Muzesindeki Sehname Yazmalarinin Minyaturleri Uzerindi Analitik Calisma. (March 1972) Istanbul. Turkey.
Illustration Ref:
Inal, G. Topkapi Sarayi Muzesindeki Sehname Yazmalarinin Minyaturleri Uzerindi Analitik Calisma. (March 1972) Istanbul. Turkey.
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f. 009r
Kayumars enthroned (1482)
f. 033v
The murder of Iraj (1482)
f. 067r
Rustam's seventh labour: he kills the White Div (1482)
f. 076r
Kay Kavus airborne (1482)
f. 097v
The fire ordeal of Siyavush (1482)
f. 122v
Rustam kills Pilsam (1482)
f. 141v
f. 164r
Rustam kills Ashkabus and his horse (1482)
f. 173r
Rustam pulls the Khaqan of Chin from his elephant by lasso (1482)
f. 181v
Akvan Div flings Rustam into the sea (1482)
f. 196r
Rustam rescues Bizhan from the pit (1482)
f. 220v
Piran escapes from Gudarz up the mountainside (1482)
f. 232v
Kay Khusrau throws Shida to the ground (1482)
f. 249v
The execution of Afrasiyab (1482)
f. 258v
Text page (1482)
f. 263r
Gushtasp kills a wolf in Rum (1482)
f. 265r
Gushtasp kills a dragon in Rum (1482)
f. 287v
Isfandiyar's fifth labour: he kills the Simurgh (1482)
f. 297r
Rustam kicks aside the rock pushed by Bahman (1482)
f. 308r
Rustam shoots Isfandiyar in the eyes with a double-pointed arrow (1482)
f. 313r
Rustam kills Shaghad before dying (1482)
f. 324r
Iskandar attends the dying Dara (1482)
f. 332r
Iskandar visits the Ka'ba (1482)
f. 339v
Iskandar and the sage Khizr seek the Fountain of Life (1482)
f. 377v
Bahram Gur fights two lions to win the throne (1482)
f. 389r
Bahram Gur hunts lions (1482)
f. 399r
Bahram Gur kills a wolf in India (1482)
f. 433v
Bahram Gur and the Faghfur of Chin exchange messages (1482)
f. 439r
Buzurjmihr demonstrates how to play the game of chess (1482)
f. 466v
Bahram Chubina sends Sava Shah's head to Hurmuzd (1482)
f. 486r
Bahram Chubina's night attack on the camp of Khusrau Parviz (1482)
f. 492v
The Rumis make a talisman (1482)
f. 498r
Bahram Chubina and Khusrau Parviz fight a fourth time (1482)
f. 503v
Bahram Chubina kills the monkey-lion (1482)
f. 506v
The captive Qulun mortally wounds Bahram Chubina (1482)
f. 519r
The musician Barbad plays for Khusrau Parviz (1482)
f. 534r
Sa'd-i Vaqqas kills Rustam (1482)
f. 538r
The miller assassinates Yazdagird (1482)