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Accession Number:
2005.1.155-165 (M. 184-200)
Title of Work:
Shahnama (Shah Tahmasp)
Gregorian Date:
1535 (circa)
Iran, Tabriz
Sadruddin Aga Khan. Ex Ottoman Royal Library, possibly Qajar Royal Library; Baron Edmond de Rothschild; 1959 Arthur A.Houghton, Jr.
Shah Tahmasp
Columns x Rows:
4 x 19
Page Size (h x w):
318 x 470 mm
Text Size (h x w):
269 x 170 mm
Ms Type:
Detached manuscript folios
Ms Status:
Various separate pages
Completion Status:
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Illuminations in ms:
Illustrations in ms:
5 ( 5 Shahnama )
Illustration Records in archive:
Last updated by:
Date last updated:
2017-01-03 11:35
Public Notes

Seven folios of the famous Shah Tahmasp Shahnama.

Project Notes
Need to combine all the Tashmasp folios into one set.
Dating Ref:
Dickson, M.B. & Welch, S.C. The Houghton Shahnameh. Fogg Art Museum. Cambridge, Mass.. USA.
Illustration Ref:
Canby, S.R. Princes, Poets & Paladins: Islamic and Indian paintings from the collection of Prince and Princess Sadruddin Aga Khan. British Museum Press. London. UK.
Illustration in archive - 3     (back to top)
f. 001r
Gushtasp kills a dragon in Rum (1530)
f. 001v
Kayumars enthroned (1522)
f. 037v
Zahhak bound on mount Damavand (1535)