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© The Gulistan Palace Museum, Tehran. Photo: Amin Mahdavi
Accession Number:
Ms 943
Hijri Date:
Gregorian Date:
1836 (to nearest hijri year)
Najm ad-Din Kashmiri
Folios extant in ms.:
Columns x Rows:
4 x 31
Page Size (h x w):
630 x 365 mm
Text Size (h x w):
471 x 248 mm
Indian Nasta'liq
Colophon Folio:
Ms Type:
Ms Status:
Completion Status:
Ready to upload to website
Illustrations in ms:
40 ( 36 Shahnama 3 Barzunama 1 other [ epic of Rustam ] )
Illustration Records in archive:
Last updated by:
Date last updated:
0000-00-00 00:00:00
Public Notes
The ms. contains 973 numbered pages (487 folios).

It also contains an brief interpolation in the story of Rustam, and a text of the Barzunama, three scenes from which are illustrated.

For a detailed description of the manuscript and its 40 paintings, see S.A. Sharifzadeh, Namvarnama, Tehran, 1370sh/1991, pp. 136-48

Dating Ref:
Colophon Extracted from the colophon of the work.
Illustration Ref:
Sharifzadeh, S.A. Namvar nameh. (1370 sh.) Ministry of Culture and Higher Education. Tehran. Iran.
Illustration in archive - 40     (back to top)
f. 021
Kayumars enthroned (1836)
f. 034
Jamshid sawn in half before Zahhak (1842)
f. 043
Faridun brings Zahhak to Mount Damavand (1842)
f. 062
Manuchihr enthroned (1842)
f. 071
Rudaba lets down her hair for Zal to climb up (1842)
f. 086
The birth of Rustam (1842)
f. 101
Scene from another epic (1842)
f. 128
Rustam's third labour: he kills a dragon
f. 129
Rustam's fourth labour: he kills the witch (1842)
f. 168
Rustam mortally wounds Suhrab (1842)
f. 182
The fire ordeal of Siyavush (1842)
f. 213
Guruy executes Siyavush (1842)
f. 232
Giv finds Kay Khusrau in Turan (1842)
f. 240
Kay Khusrau crosses the Oxus with Farangis and Giv (1842)
f. 260
Jarira commits suicide over her son's body (1842)
f. 303
Rustam overturns Chingish by seizing the tail of his horse (1842)
f. 314
Rustam pulls the Khaqan of Chin from his elephant by lasso (1842)
f. 332
Rustam kills Akvan Div (1842)
f. 358
Rustam rescues Bizhan from the pit (1836)
f. 371
Scene from the Barzunama (1842)
f. 399
Barzu's mother prevents Rustam from killing Barzu
f. 423
Scene from the Barzunama (1842)
f. 470
The eleventh combat: Gudarz kills Piran (1836)
f. 519
The execution of Afrasiyab (1842)
f. 534
Rustam and other champions searching in the mountains for their comrades lost in the snow (1836)
f. 548
Gushtasp kills a dragon in Rum (1842)
f. 573
The death of Luhrasp in battle against the forces of Arjasp (1842)
f. 581
Isfandiyar lassoes the Turanian hero Gurgsar (1842)
f. 666
Iskandar in the land of the Brahmins (1842)
f. 827
Anushirvan receives the Khaqan's daughter (1842)
f. 849
Anushirvan's testament to his son Hurmuzd (1842)
f. 857
Hurmuzd appoints Bahram Chubina as general (1842)
f. 859
Bahram Chubina and the woman hay-seller (1842)
f. 869
Bahram Chubina kills the fleeing Sava Shah (1842)
f. 897
Bahram Chubina enthroned (1842)
f. 907
Khusrau Parviz with Maryam (1842)
f. 924
Gurdiya mourns for her brother Bahram Chubina (1842)
f. 943
The army turns against Khusrau Parviz (1842)
f. 954
Mihr Hurmuzd murders Khusrau Parviz (1842)
f. 957
Shirin commits suicide by the coffin of Khusrau Parviz (1842)