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Accession Number:
F1929.25-42, 1930.2-17, 1940.12-13
Title of Work:
Shahnama (Freer Small)
Gregorian Date:
1300 (circa)
Origin:
Baghdad ?
Ownership:
Acquired by Freer in three main lots, from Hagop Kevorkian, in 1929, 1930 and 1940, incl. 132 text pages. Acquired from Iran, in 1928-29.
Preface:
none
Folios extant in ms.:
193
Estimated num folios in ms.:
285
Columns x Rows:
6 x 31
Page Size (h x w):
305 x 217 mm
Text Size (h x w):
245 x 175 mm
Script:
Naskh
Ms Type:
Codex
Ms Status:
Incomplete
Completion Status:
Search not completed
Illuminations in ms:
0
Illustrations in ms:
76 ( 1 frontispiece(s) 72 Shahnama 2 other [ preface ] )
Illustration Records in archive:
Last updated by:
charles
Date last updated:
2016-03-23 10:26
 
Public Notes
The so-called 'Freer Shahnama'.

See also under Dispersed mss.

Project Notes
NB 1930.1 is a text page from the same ms. Not entered separately.

Some of the illustrations from this ms. are duplicated under separate entries, e.g. 1929.44, and need to be merged; also, there is a sample page available from 1929.44 (text side).

Still to assign copyright legend to these pictures.

 
References
Dating Ref:
Simpson, M.S. The illustration of an epic: The earliest Shahnama Manuscripts. Garland Publishing, Inc.. New York. USA.
Origin Ref:
Simpson, M.S. Appendix I: Reconstruction of the 1341 Shahnama. (in Unpublished mimeograph, 13-VII-93)
Folio Ref:
Simpson, M.S. The illustration of an epic: The earliest Shahnama Manuscripts. Garland Publishing, Inc.. New York. USA.
Illustration Ref:
Simpson, M.S. The illustration of an epic: The earliest Shahnama Manuscripts. Garland Publishing, Inc.. New York. USA.
 
 
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f. 001r
Frontispiece (recto side) (1300)
f. 001v
Frontispiece (verso side) (1300)
f. 002r
The four Caliphs (1300)
f. 002v
In praise of Sultan Mahmud (1300)
f. 003r
Kayumars enthroned (1300)
f. 007r
Faridun tests his sons (1300)
f. 009r
The murder of Iraj (1300)
f. 011v
Manuchihr kills Tur in battle (1300)
f. 012r
Sam dreams of his son (1300)
f. 013r
Zal sees Rudaba on the roof of her palace (1300)
f. 017r
Sam receives Sindukht as envoy from the King of Kabul (1300)
f. 018v
Sam receives Manuchihr's reply about Zal (1300)
f. 020r
Rustam kills Zal's white elephant (1300)
f. 023r
Visa finds his son dead (1300)
f. 027v
Siyavush in Sudaba's quarters for the third time (1300)
f. 030v
Garsivaz brings gifts to Siyavush from Afrasiyab (1300)
f. 032r
Siyavush entrusts the army to Bahram (1300)
f. 034r
Siyavush plays polo before Afrasiyab (1300)
f. 035r
Siyavush enters Siyavushgird (1300)
f. 038r
Siyavush and his troops are defeated by the forces of Afrasiyab (1300)
f. 038v
Guruy executes Siyavush (1300)
f. 040v
Rustam comes to Kay Kavus (1300)
f. 050v
Piran attacks the Iranian camp at night (1300)
f. 055r
The Iranians regroup and fight back (1300)
f. 064r
Bizhan brought before Afrasiyab (1300)
f. 065r
Rustam feasts with Kay Khusrau (1300)
f. 066v
The first combat: Fariburz fights Gulbad (1300)
f. 074v
Gushtasp kills a dragon in Rum (1300)
f. 079v
Garami son of Jamasp attacking the enemy (1300)
f. 083v
Jamasp releases Isfandiyar (1300)
f. 085r
Isfandiyar's second labour: he fights the lions (1300)
f. 085v
Isfandiyar's third labour: he fights the dragon (1300)
f. 086r
Isfandiyar's fourth labour: he kills the sorceress (1300)
f. 086v
Isfandiyar's sixth labour: he escapes from a snow storm (1300)
f. 087r
Isfandiyar's sixth labour: he escapes from a snow storm (1300)
f. 094r
Iskandar attends the dying Dara (1300)
f. 104r
Ardavan led captive before Ardashir (1300)
f. 112v
Bahram Gur shows his prowess on the hunting grounds (1300)
f. 121r
Bahram Gur kills a wolf in India (1300)
f. 121v
Bahram Gur kills a dragon in India (1300)
f. 125v
Shapur leads Sufaray before Qubad (1300)
f. 128v
Anushirvan displays his prowess before Babak (1300)
f. 151r
Khusrau Parviz and Bahram Chubina dispute kingship rights (1300)
f. 152v
Bahram Chubina's night attack on the camp of Khusrau Parviz (1300)
f. 153v
Gustaham in conversation with the weeping talisman (1300)
f. 156v
Bahram Chubina kills the monkey-lion (1300)
f. 160v
Khusrau Parviz and Shirin in his palace (1300)
f. 30
Garsivaz brings gifts to Siyavush from Afrasiyab