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Accession Number:
Ms Or 1378
Title of Work:
Tarjuma-yi Shahnama
Hijri Date:
1030 Rabi' I
Gregorian Date:
1621 January (to nearest hijri month)
Prince W. Rzewuski (c. 1808)?, then Musee de la Soc. d'Histoire et d'Archeologie, Odessa, then Lycee de Richelieu, Odessa?
Sultan Osman II
Ibrahim Jevri
Folios extant in ms.:
Columns x Rows:
2 x 23
Page Size (h x w):
360 x 230 mm
Text Size (h x w):
290 x 149 mm
Ottoman Turkish
Colophon Folio:
Sample Page Folio:
Ms Type:
Ms Status:
Part 2
Completion Status:
Ready to upload to website
Illuminations in ms:
Illustrations in ms:
29 ( 27 Shahnama 2 other )
Illustration Records in archive:
Last updated by:
Date last updated:
2014-10-07 08:15
Public Notes
The manuscript includes a text of the Bahmannama. For a full description and analysis of the ms., see F.I. Abdullaeva, A Turkish prose version of Firdawsi's Shah-Nama in the manuscripts collection of the St. Petersburg State University Library, Manuscripta Orientalia, 3, no.s (1997), pp. 50-57.
Dating Ref:
Colophon Extracted from the colophon of the work.
Illustration Ref:
Abdullaeva, F.I. A Turkish prose version of Firdawsi's Shah-Nama in the manuscripts collection of the St. Petersburg State University Library. (in Manuscripta Orientalia) 3 (June 1997, 2) pp. 50-57
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f. 006r
Bizhan kills Human (1621)
f. 012v
Piran escapes from Gudarz up the mountainside (1621)
f. 020v
Kay Khusrau kills Shida (1621)
f. 050v
Gushtasp leading the captive Ilyas to Caesar (not in SN) (1621)
f. 061r
Isfandiyar fights the Turanians (1621)
f. 078v
Isfandiyar's third labour: he fights the dragon (1621)
f. 094r
Rustam kicks aside the rock pushed by Bahman (1621)
f. 116r
Rustam kills Shaghad before dying (1621)
f. 135v
Bahman fights Faramarz (1621)
f. 145r
Pashutan advises Bahman to forsake revenge against Rustam's family (1621)
f. 156v
Scene from the Bahmannama (1621)
f. 169r
Bahram Gur kills the dragon that had killed a youth (1621)
f. 191r
Battle between the armies of Iskandar and the Fur (1621)
f. 195r
Iskandar with Queen Qaydafa and her court (1621)
f. 204r
Iskandar encounters Israfil (1621)
f. 233r
Shapur's night attack on Caesar's camp (1621)
f. 237r
Bahram Gur hunts in the company of Azada (1621)
f. 244r
Bahram Gur enthroned after killing the lions (1621)
f. 257r
Shangul entertains Bahram Gur (1621)
f. 275r
Anushirvan sacks the fortress of Arayish-i Rum (1621)
f. 288r
Anushirvan receives the Khaqan's daughter (1621)
f. 297v
Buzurjmihr predicts the contents of the locked chest (1621)
f. 308r
Hurmuzd appoints Bahram Chubina as general (1621)
f. 314r
Bahram Chubina sends Sava Shah's head to Hurmuzd (1621)
f. 328v
Bahram Chubina and Khusrau Parviz fight a fourth time (1621)
f. 337r
The angel Surush rescues Khusrau Parviz (1621)
f. 344v
Bahram Chubina kills the monkey-lion (1621)
f. 353v
Khusrau and Shirin (1621)
f. 366r
The miller assassinates Yazdagird (1621)