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Accession Number:
Ms 1971
Hijri Date:
853 Jumada I 3
Gregorian Date:
1449 July 2
Abu Mansur
Folios extant in ms.:
Columns x Rows:
4 x 25
Page Size (h x w):
245 x 165 mm
Text Size (h x w):
180 x 115 mm
Colophon Folio:
Sample Page Folio:
Ms Type:
Ms Status:
Completion Status:
Ready to upload to website
Illustrations in ms:
18 ( 18 Shahnama )
Illustration Records in archive:
Last updated by:
Date last updated:
2009-04-25 08:16
Public Notes
The text starts on p. 2 (f. 1v), with the prose preface under a delicate sarlauh of intricate patterns in blue, gold and burnt ochre. The poem itself starts on p. 14 (f. 7v) .

For a detailed description of the manuscript and its 18 paintings, see S.A. Sharifzadeh, Namvarnama, Tehran, 1370sh/1991, pp. 168-75

Project Notes
Examined by Amin Mahdavi.

Currently (2009) in display in the Museum, open at f. 357 (p. 715).

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
Dating Ref:
Colophon Extracted from the colophon of the work.
Origin Ref:
Sharifzadeh, S.A. Namvar nameh. (1370 sh.) Ministry of Culture and Higher Education. Tehran. Iran.
Illustration Ref:
Sharifzadeh, S.A. Namvar nameh. (1370 sh.) Ministry of Culture and Higher Education. Tehran. Iran.
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f. 0020
Kayumars enthroned (1449)
f. 0025
Jamshid enthroned, carried by Divs (1449)
f. 0053
The murder of Iraj (1449)
f. 0099
Zal marries Rudaba (1449)
f. 0144
Rustam's seventh labour: he kills the White Div (1449)
f. 0190
Rustam discovers Suhrab's identity (1449)
f. 0252
Guruy executes Siyavush (1449)
f. 0282
Kay Khusrau crosses the Oxus with Farangis and Giv (1449)
f. 0376
Rustam pulls the Khaqan of Chin from his elephant by lasso (1449)
f. 0429
Bizhan and Rustam after the rescue from the pit (1449)
f. 0452
Bizhan kills Human (1449)
f. 0505
Kay Khusrau kills Shida (1449)
f. 0563
Luhrasp enthroned (1449)
f. 0667
Rustam shoots Isfandiyar in the eyes with a double-pointed arrow (1449)
f. 0715
Iskandar attends the dying Dara (1449)
f. 0776
Ardashir recognizes Shapur during a polo game (1449)
f. 0814
Bahram Gur's mount tramples Azada (1449)
f. 1015
Bahram Chubina wears the woman's clothes sent by Hurmuzd (1449)