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© The National Library of Russia
992 Jumada I 1
1584 May 11
Gift of general A.Ermolov to the Imperial Public Library in 1821
Folios extant in ms.:
Columns x Rows:
4 x 25
Page Size (h x w):
410 x 256 mm
Text Size (h x w):
255 x 139 mm
Sample Page Folio:
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Illuminations in ms:
Illustrations in ms:
26 ( 3 frontispiece(s) 2 finispiece(s) 20 Shahnama 1 Garshaspnama )
Illustration Records in archive:
28 (28 with image)
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van Ruymbeke, C.
Christine's personal notes.
Norgren, J. & Davis, E.
Preliminary index of Shah-nameh illustrations.
University of Michigan. Ann Arbor. USA.
Extracted from the colophon of the work.
Persian-Tajik poetry in XIV-XVII centuries miniatures from USSR collections.
Arts of the book in sixteenth-century Shiraz.
New York. USA.
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Bilqis enthroned (frontispiece)
Illuminated title page (recto side)
Sulayman enthroned (frontispiece)
Firdausi at the bathhouse
Scene from the Garshaspnama
Qaran captures the Alanic Fortress
Sam visits Zal and Rustam
Kay Kavus airborne
Rustam discovers Suhrab's identity
Siyavush says farewell to Farangis after his dream
Kay Khusrau's army besieges Bahman's castle and fights the divs
Tazhav mortally wounds Bahram
Rustam kills Ashkabus and his horse
Rustam pulls the Khaqan of Chin from his elephant by lasso
Rustam rescues Bizhan from the pit
Kay Khusrau kills Shida
The coronation of Luhrasp
Rustam shoots Isfandiyar in the eyes with a double-pointed arrow
Ardashir is defeated by Haftvad
The Iranians write to Munzir and receive a reply
Anushirvan's second majlis for Buzurjmihr
Bahram Chubina kills the fleeing Sava Shah
Gurdiya kills Tuvurg
Finispiece (verso side)
Finispiece (recto side)