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Accession Number:
Ms. W. 600
Hijri Date:
915 Dhu'l-Hijja 31
Gregorian Date:
1510 April 20
'Abd Ahmad (?); inscription on f. 1r dated 12 Jumada I, 1204 (1789). Same seals on front and end of ms (ff. 1, 622)
Folios extant in ms.:
Columns x Rows:
4 x 25
Page Size (h x w):
324 x 185 mm
Text Size (h x w):
253 x 125 mm
Colophon Folio:
Sample Page Folio:
Num Other Colophons:
Ms Type:
Ms Status:
Completion Status:
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Illuminations in ms:
Illustrations in ms:
18 ( 1 finispiece(s) 17 Shahnama )
Illustration Records in archive:
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Date last updated:
2012-12-23 16:38
Public Notes
The ms. opens with a double carpet page (ff. 1v-2r) at the start of the prose Preface, the first lines of which, contained in the ornamented central medallions, are however effaced. The Preface continues to f. 14r.

The text of the poem starts on f. 14v, under an ornamented unvan, incipit normative.

There is almost always a page or two of diagonal (chalipa) script before the pages with paintings, suggesting that in this case, the device is used primarily for ornament rather than as a means of manipulating the text. There are three pages of chalipa script on ff. 302r-303r, at the end of book I. Book II starts on f. 303v with a souble-page painting of the accession of Luhrasp (ff. 303v-304r).

Project Notes
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Dating Ref:
Colophon Extracted from the colophon of the work.
Origin Ref:
Guest, G. D. Shiraz Painting in the Sixteenth Century.. Smithsonian Institution,. Washington.
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sample page
Binding (1510)
f. 001r
Shamsa (1510)
f. 001v
Illuminated title page (verso side) (1510)
f. 002r
Illuminated title page (recto side) (1510)
f. 014v
Illuminated unvan (1510)
f. 017v
Kayumars enthroned (1510)
f. 048v
Rudaba and Zal together (1510)
f. 091r
Rustam's seventh labour: he kills the White Div (1510)
f. 115r
Rustam discovers Suhrab's identity (1510)
f. 145r
Guruy executes Siyavush (1510)
f. 163r
Kay Khusrau's army besieges Bahman's castle and fights the divs (1510)
f. 178r
Piran attacks the Iranian camp at night (1510)
f. 216r
Rustam overthrows Puladvand (1510)
f. 236v
Rustam rescues Bizhan from the pit (1510)
f. 264v
Gustaham pursues Lahhak and Farshidvard (1510)
f. 303v
Luhrasp enthroned (1510)
f. 304r
Luhrasp enthroned (1510)
f. 367r
Rustam shoots Isfandiyar in the eyes with a double-pointed arrow (1510)
f. 387v
Dara is killed by his own ministers (1510)
f. 421r
Ardashir recognizes Shapur during a polo game (1510)
f. 442r
Bahram Gur hunts in the company of Azada (1510)
f. 544r
Hurmuzd appoints Bahram Chubina as general (1510)
f. 620v
Finispiece (verso side) (1510)