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Accession Number:
Oriental 12688
Title of Work:
Shahnama (Dunimarle)
Hijri Date:
850 Muharram 11
Gregorian Date:
1446 April 16
Mazandaran, Timurid
The so-called Dunimarle Shahnama, from the collection of Erskine of Torrie.
Fath Allah b. Ahmad Sabzavari
Folios extant in ms.:
Columns x Rows:
4 x 19
Page Size (h x w):
340 x 250 mm
Text Size (h x w):
230 x 176 mm
Colophon Folio:
Sample Page Folio:
Ms Type:
Ms Status:
Completion Status:
Ready to upload to website
Illuminations in ms:
Illustrations in ms:
89 ( 87 Shahnama 2 other [ Introduction ] )
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Date last updated:
2010-02-08 23:54
Dating Ref:
Colophon Extracted from the colophon of the work.
Origin Ref:
Titley, N.M. Miniatures from Persian manuscripts. Catalogue and subject index of paintings from Persia, India and Turkey in the British Library and British Museum. London. UK.
Illustration Ref:
Titley, N.M. Miniatures from Persian manuscripts. Catalogue and subject index of paintings from Persia, India and Turkey in the British Library and British Museum. London. UK.
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f. 008v
Firdausi and the poets of Ghazna (1446)
f. 015v
In praise of Sultan Mahmud (1446)
f. 016v
Kayumars enthroned (1446)
f. 017v
Hushang kills the Black Div (1446)
f. 019r
Jamshid enthroned (1446)
f. 022r
Zahhak enthroned (1446)
f. 028v
Faridun defeats Zahhak (1446)
f. 036r
The murder of Iraj (1446)
f. 037r
The head of Iraj is brought to Faridun (1446)
f. 041v
Manuchihr kills Tur in battle (1446)
f. 045v
Manuchihr enthroned (1446)
f. 053r
Rudaba and Zal together (1446)
f. 066v
The birth of Rustam (1446)
f. 076v
Zal kills Khazarvan in combat (1446)
f. 079v
Zav makes peace with the Turks and fixes the borders (1446)
f. 081r
Rustam catches Rakhsh (1446)
f. 083v
Rustam lifts Afrasiyab by the belt (1446)
f. 084r
Afrasiyab before Pashang (1446)
f. 086v
Kay Kavus enthroned (1446)
f. 090v
Rustam's first labour: Rakhsh kills a lion (1446)
f. 091v
Rustam's second labour: he finds a spring and kills an onager (1446)
f. 092r
Rustam's third labour: he kills a dragon (1446)
f. 093r
Rustam's fourth labour: he kills the witch (1446)
f. 094v
Rustam's sixth labour: he kills Arzhang (1446)
f. 095v
Rustam's seventh labour: he kills the White Div (1446)
f. 097r
Rustam shakes hands with Kalahur, champion from Mazandaran (1446)
f. 098v
Rustam fights the Mazandarani champion Juya (1446)
f. 102v
The King of Hamavaran imprisons Kay Kavus and his men in a mountain (1446)
f. 106r
Kay Kavus airborne (1446)
f. 109v
Rustam kills Alkus in combat (1446)
f. 111v
Tahmina visits Rustam's chamber (1446)
f. 113v
Suhrab fights Gurdafarid (1446)
f. 117v
Zhanda Razm discovered dead from a blow of Rustam's fist (1446)
f. 119r
Suhrab and Hujir view the Persian camp (1446)
f. 121v
The first combat of Rustam and Suhrab (1446)
f. 123v
Suhrab overthrows Rustam in their second combat (1446)
f. 124r
Rustam mortally wounds Suhrab (1446)
f. 130v
Siyavush in Sudaba's private quarters (1446)
f. 132r
Siyavush visits Sudaba's quarters a second time (1446)
f. 135r
The fire ordeal of Siyavush (1446)
f. 145v
Afrasiyab greets Siyavush (1446)
f. 147v
Siyavush plays polo before Afrasiyab (1446)
f. 148v
Siyavush hunts onager with Afrasiyab (1446)
f. 150v
Siyavush marries Farangis (1446)
f. 155v
Siyavush fights Damur (1446)
f. 162r
Guruy executes Siyavush (1446)
f. 165r
Piran and the child Kay Khusrau before Afrasiyab (1446)
f. 168v
Faramarz captures Surkha, son of Afrasiyab (1446)
f. 171v
Rustam on the throne of Turan (1446)
f. 175r
Giv finds Kay Khusrau in Turan (1446)
f. 180r
Kay Khusrau crosses the Oxus with Farangis and Giv (1446)
f. 181v
Kay Kavus receives Kay Khusrau on his arrival from Turan (1446)
f. 186r
Kay Khusrau receives Rustam and Zal (1446)
f. 196r
Bizhan fights Farud on foot (1446)
f. 197v
The Iranians mourn Farud (1446)
f. 200v
Giv strikes the crown from Tazhav's head (1446)
f. 204r
The Turanians defeat the Iranians (1446)
f. 212v
Human fights Tus (1446)
f. 214v
Ruhham overcomes Bazur the Turanian wizard (1446)
f. 224v
Kamus fights Giv and Tus (1446)
f. 227v
Rustam kills Ashkabus and his horse (1446)
f. 229v
Rustam captures and kills Kamus (1446)
f. 232v
Rustam and Piran parley (1446)
f. 237v
Rustam lifts Shangul from his saddle (1446)
f. 240r
Rustam pulls the Khaqan of Chin from his elephant by lasso (1446)
f. 249r
Rustam overthrows Puladvand (1446)
f. 253r
Rustam kills Akvan Div (1446)
f. 255v
Bizhan slaughters the wild boar (1446)
f. 257v
Manizha entertains Bizhan in the meadows (1446)
f. 260v
Manizha is brought to the pit (1446)
f. 264v
Rustam feasts with Giv (1446)
f. 269v
Rustam rescues Bizhan from the pit (1446)
f. 283v
Bizhan kills Human (1446)
f. 293v
Giv fights Lahhak and Farshidvard (1446)
f. 297vA
The first combat: Fariburz kills Gulbad (1446)
f. 297vB
The second combat: Giv fights Guruy Zirih (1446)
f. 298rA
The third combat: Guraza kills Siyamak by throwing him to the ground (1446)
f. 298rB
The fourth combat: Furuhil kills Zangala (1446)
f. 298v
The fifth combat: Ruhham fights Barman (1446)
f. 299rA
Bizhan leads away the horse and body of Ruyin (1446)
f. 299rB
The seventh combat: Hujir kills Sipahram with a blow of his sword (1446)
f. 299v
The eighth combat: Zanga kills Akhvasht (1446)
f. 300rA
Gurgin leads away Andariman's horse (1446)
f. 300rB
The tenth combat: Barta kills Kuhram (1446)
f. 300v
Piran escapes from Gudarz up the mountainside (1446)
f. 305r
Bizhan discovers the wounded Gustaham (1446)
f. 313r
The armies of Iran and Turan draw up their battle lines (1446)
f. 317v
Kay Khusrau kills Shida (1446)
f. 321v
Kay Khusrau fights Afrasiyab again (1446)