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© Chester Beatty Library, Dublin
Details
Accession Number:
Per 158
Hijri Date:
885 Jumada I 23
Gregorian Date:
1480 August 9
Origin:
Herat, Timurid
Folios extant in ms.:
592
Columns x Rows:
4 x 23
Page Size (h x w):
250 x 175 mm
Text Size (h x w):
179 x 118 mm
Ms Type:
Codex
Ms Status:
Complete
Completion Status:
Ready to upload to website
Illuminations in ms:
3
Illustrations in ms:
30 ( 2 frontispiece(s) 28 Shahnama )
Illustration Records in archive:
Last updated by:
charles
Date last updated:
0000-00-00 00:00:00
 
 
References
General Ref:
Sims, E. The illustrated manuscripts of Firdausi's Shahnama commissioned by princes of the house of Timur. (in Ars Orientalis) 22 (1993) pp. 43-68
General Ref:
Norgren, J. & Davis, E. Preliminary index of Shah-nameh illustrations. University of Michigan. Ann Arbor. USA.
Origin Ref:
Minovi M. et al. The Chester Beatty library; A catalogue of the Persian Manuscripts and Miniatures. (ed. Arberry A. J.) 1 Hodges Figgis & Co. Dublin. Ireland.
Illustration Ref:
Minovi M. et al. The Chester Beatty library; A catalogue of the Persian Manuscripts and Miniatures. (ed. Arberry A. J.) 1 Hodges Figgis & Co. Dublin. Ireland.
 
 
Illustration in archive - 30     (back to top)
f. 001v
Frontispiece (verso side) (1480)
f. 002r
Frontispiece (recto side) (1480)
f. 016r
Zahhak enthroned (1480)
f. 037r
Sam brings Zal from mountains (1480)
f. 076v
Rustam anoints the eyes of Kay Kavus with the blood of the White Div (1480)
f. 084v
Kay Kavus airborne (1480)
f. 100v
Rustam mortally wounds Suhrab (1480)
f. 110v
The fire ordeal of Siyavush (1480)
f. 146v
The boatman asks pardon of Kay Khusrau for having refused him passage (1480)
f. 185r
Rustam kills Ashkabus and his horse (1480)
f. 195v
Rustam pulls the Khaqan of Chin from his elephant by lasso (1480)
f. 205r
Akvan Div flings Rustam into the sea (1480)
f. 231r
Bizhan kills Human (1480)
f. 245r
Piran escapes from Gudarz up the mountainside (1480)
f. 265r
Kay Khusrau besieges Gang Dizh (1480)
f. 278r
The execution of Afrasiyab (1480)
f. 289r
Luhrasp enthroned (1480)
f. 295v
Gushtasp kills a dragon in Rum (1480)
f. 319r
Isfandiyar's fifth labour: he kills the Simurgh (1480)
f. 340v
Rustam shoots Isfandiyar in the eyes with a double-pointed arrow (1480)
f. 346r
Rustam kills Shaghad before dying (1480)
f. 375r
Khizr at the Fountain of Life (1480)
f. 410r
Bahram Gur hunts in the company of Azada (1480)
f. 415v
Bahram Gur fights two lions to win the throne (1480)
f. 470v
Anushirvan executes Zarvan and the Jew (1480)
f. 511r
Bahram Chubina kills the fleeing Sava Shah (1480)
f. 528r
The Rumis make a talisman (1480)
f. 550r
Bahram Chubina kills Maqatura (1480)
f. 568v
The musician Barbad plays for Khusrau Parviz (1480)
f. 589r
The miller assassinates Yazdagird (1480)