The text of the Shahnama is in four volumes (jild) bound as one; each volume is closed by a colophon recording the completion of the section, (1) on 5 Dhu 'l-Qa'da 1270; (2) in Rajab 1271; (3) on 8 Rabi' II, 1272 and (4) apparently in 1274 A.H.; although there is an additional colophon at the end of the index or wordlist (lughat-nama) of the vocabulary of the Shahnama, dated the last ten days of Dhu 'l-Hijja 1272 (p. 1220).
The paintings, however, took longer to complete, the last being dated 1280 A.H.
Extracted from the colophon of the work.
(1370 sh.) Ministry of Culture and Higher Education. Tehran. Iran.