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© The Riza Abbasi Museum, Tehran. Photo: Amin Mahdavi.
Accession Number:
Ms 656
Title of Work:
Shahnama (Qavami)
Hijri Date:
Qavam ibn Muhammad Shirazi
Folios extant in ms.:
Columns x Rows:
4 x 22
Page Size (h x w):
460 x 325 mm
Text Size (h x w):
290 x 178 mm
Colophon Folio:
Ms Type:
Ms Status:
Completion Status:
Ready to upload to website
Illuminations in ms:
Illustrations in ms:
38 ( 3 frontispiece(s) 2 finispiece(s) 33 Shahnama )
Illustration Records in archive:
Last updated by:
Date last updated:
2009-04-25 08:20
Public Notes
For a detailed description of the manuscript and its 36 paintings, see S.A. Sharifzadeh, Namvarnama, Tehran, 1370sh/1991, pp. 176-93. The number he gives, 656-25, is no longer valid. (A.M.)
Project Notes
Currently (2009) on display in the Museum, open at ff. 279v-280r (Luhrasp).
Origin Ref:
Sharifzadeh, S.A. Namvar nameh. (1370 sh.) Ministry of Culture and Higher Education. Tehran. Iran.
Illustration Ref:
Sharifzadeh, S.A. Namvar nameh. (1370 sh.) Ministry of Culture and Higher Education. Tehran. Iran.
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f. 005v
Sulayman enthroned (frontispiece) (1591)
f. 006r
Bilqis enthroned (frontispiece) (1591)
f. 014r
Firdausi at the bathhouse (1591)
f. 022r
Kayumars enthroned (1591)
f. 040r
Manuchihr kills Tur in battle (1591)
f. 058v
The birth of Rustam (1591)
f. 067v
Rustam catches Rakhsh (1591)
f. 077r
Rustam's seventh labour: he kills the White Div (1591)
f. 093v
Rustam discovers Suhrab's identity (1591)
f. 101r
The fire ordeal of Siyavush (1591)
f. 118r
Guruy executes Siyavush (1591)
f. 146r
Tazhav mortally wounds Bahram (1591)
f. 162v
Rustam captures and kills Kamus (1591)
f. 196v
Rustam rescues Bizhan from the pit (1591)
f. 222v
The sixth combat: Bizhan kills Ruyin (1591)
f. 241r
Kay Khusrau kills Shida (1591)
f. 265v
The execution of Afrasiyab (1591)
f. 279v
Luhrasp enthroned (1591)
f. 280r
Luhrasp enthroned (1591)
f. 289v
Gushtasp plays polo before Caesar (1591)
f. 302v
Isfandiyar kills Bidarafsh (1591)
f. 309v
Gushtasp puts Isfandiyar in chains (1591)
f. 318r
Isfandiyar's fourth labour: he kills the sorceress (1591)
f. 328v
Rustam kicks aside the rock pushed by Bahman (1591)
f. 339v
Rustam shoots Isfandiyar in the eyes with a double-pointed arrow (1591)
f. 345r
Rustam kills Shaghad before dying (1591)
f. 357r
Iskandar attends the dying Dara (1591)
f. 365v
Iskandar visits the Ka'ba (1591)
f. 384v
Ardashir fights the Kurds (1591)
f. 403r
Shapur captures the King of Rum (1591)
f. 409v
Bahram Gur shows his prowess on the hunting grounds (1591)
f. 444r
Piruz and his army fall into a pit and die (1591)
f. 465r
Aushirvan's fourth majlis for Buzurjmihr (1591)
f. 514r
Binduy and Gustaham blind Hurmuzd (1591)
f. 533v
Bahram Chubina kills Kut the Roman (1591)
f. 565r
Fara'in is killed by Shahran Guraz (1591)
f. 576v
Finispiece (verso side) (1591)
f. 577r
Finispiece (recto side) (1591)