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The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Alexander Smith Cochran, 1913 (13.228.17) © 2005 The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Details
Accession Number:
13.228.17
Title of Work:
Shahnama (Cochran)
Hijri Date:
1079 Shawwal 29
Gregorian Date:
1669 March 31
Ownership:
Alexander Smith Cochran, 1913
Calligrapher:
Ibn Shams al-Din Shaikh Muhammad
Folios extant in ms.:
460
Columns x Rows:
4 x 4
Page Size (h x w):
465 x 285 mm
Script:
Nasta'liq
Colophon Folio:
460r
Sample Page Folio:
009v
Num Other Colophons:
238r
Ms Type:
Codex
Ms Status:
Complete
Completion Status:
Ready to upload to website
Illuminations in ms:
1
Illustrations in ms:
42 ( 42 Shahnama )
Illustration Records in archive:
Last updated by:
charles
Date last updated:
2007-10-04 18:53:09
 
Public Notes

 

The manuscript has not yet been examined for the Project; this preliminary account is based on the article by B.W. Robinson. Images have been supplied by the Metropolitan Museum of Art and these form the basis for the identification of scene titles and other comments. Details such as dimensions of the text block and the illustrations remain to be completed.

There are two owners' seals belonging to Tayyib Khan and his son Muhammad, apparently employed in the Mughal Imperial Library. The MS was rebound in 1255/1839, and to this date the finely painted laquer covers may be assigned.

There are 42 miniatures, a number of which display strong European influence. There were five different artists who signed their paintings between 1104/1693 and 1109/1698. The signatures are as follows: Ghulam Parmak (or Pir Beg), Mu'in, Fazl Ali, Ali Naqi b. Shaykh Abbasi and Ya Sahib al-Zaman.

 
References
Dating Ref:
Colophon Extracted from the colophon of the work.
Folio Ref:
Robinson, B.W. The Shahnameh Manuscript Cochran 4 in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. (in Islamic Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art) (ed. Ettinghausen, R.) pp. 73-86 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York. USA.
Illustration Ref:
Robinson, B.W. The Shahnameh Manuscript Cochran 4 in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. (in Islamic Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art) (ed. Ettinghausen, R.) pp. 73-86 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York. USA.
 
 
Illustration in archive - 49     (back to top)
460r
colophon
009v
sample page
Binding (1668)
f. 011v
Kayumars enthroned (1669)
f. 024v
The head of Iraj is brought to Faridun (1669)
f. 031v
The Simurgh bids farewell to Sam's son (1669)
f. 036r
Zal marries Rudaba (1669)
f. 043v
Zal displays his skills before Manuchihr (1668)
f. 047v
Rustam kills Zal's white elephant (1669)
f. 051v
The third battle between Nauzar and Afrasiyab (1669)
f. 053v
Afrasiyab executes Nauzar (1669)
f. 055r
Zav, son of Tahmasp, enthroned (1669)
f. 058r
Afrasiyab before Pashang (1669)
f. 064v
Rustam's seventh labour: he kills the White Div (1669)
f. 069v
Rustam pulls the King of Sham from his saddle by lasso (1669)
f. 071r
Kay Kavus airborne (1669)
f. 073v
Rustam kills Alkus in combat (1669)
f. 084r
Rustam discovers Suhrab's identity (1669)
f. 091v
The fire ordeal of Siyavush (1669)
f. 100r
Siyavush displays his archery skill before Afrasiyab (1669)
f. 102r
Siyavush marries Farangis (1669)
f. 106r
Garsivaz with Siyavush (1669)
f. 110v
Siyavush taken prisoner before Afrasiyab (1669)
f. 116r
Rustam kills Pilsam (1669)
f. 129v
Kay Khusrau reviews his troops (1669)
f. 138v
The Turanians defeat the Iranians (1669)
f. 151v
Rustam comes to aid the Iranians (1669)
f. 162r
Rustam divides the booty (1669)
f. 170v
Akvan Div flings Rustam into the sea (1669)
f. 176v
Manizha feeds Bizhan (1669)
f. 184r
Rustam rescues Bizhan from the pit (1669)
f. 193v
Bizhan kills Human (1669)
f. 203r
Gudarz mourns the dead Piran (1669)
f. 214r
Kay Khusrau kills Shida (1669)
f. 230r
The execution of Garsivaz (1668)
f. 238r
(1663)
f. 244v
Gushtasp kills a dragon in Rum (1669)
f. 278r
The dying Isfandiyar advises Rustam (1668)
f. 282r
Rustam kills Shaghad before dying (1669)
f. 292r
Iskandar attends the dying Dara (1669)
f. 299r
Iskandar and the sage Khizr seek the Fountain of Life (1668)
f. 331v
Bahram Gur hunts in the company of Azada (1668)
f. 338r
Bahram Gur hunts lions (1668)
f. 347r
Bahram Gur kills the dragon that had killed a youth (1668)
f. 354r
Bahram Gur kills a dragon in India (1668)
f. 422r
Bahram Chubina's horse is killed under him (1668)
f. 460v
Seals of ownership or library marks (1669)