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Cat. No. 1797, H.L. 1819
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Accession Number:
Cat. No. 1797, H.L. 1819
Title of Work:
Tarikh-i Dilgusha-yi Shamshirkhani
Tavakkul Muhammad Beg Husaini
Gregorian Date:
1830 (to 1840)
Folios extant in ms.:
Columns x Rows:
1 x 18
Page Size (h x w):
291 x 192 mm
Text Size (h x w):
208 x 106 mm
Colophon Folio:
Sample Page Folio:
Ms Type:
Ms Status:
Completion Status:
Ready to upload to website
Illuminations in ms:
Illustration Records in archive:
Last updated by:
Date last updated:
2013-12-31 11:06
Project Notes
Seen and recorded by Bilha Moor, on field trip in 2008.

Not clear if this is illustrated.

The ms is illustrated with more than 50 miniatures. BM

Complete descriptions, assignment of scene titles etc.

Dating Ref:
Schmitz, B. Manuscripts of Firdausi's Shahnama in Indian Museums, Libraries, and Private Collections.
Origin Ref:
Schmitz, B. Manuscripts of Firdausi's Shahnama in Indian Museums, Libraries, and Private Collections.
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f. 001v
Illuminated unvan (1830)
f. 003r
f. 003v
Kayumars enthroned (1830)
f. 004v
Hushang enthroned (1830)
f. 005r
Tahmuras and the Divs (1830)
f. 012v
f. 016r
f. 019r
Faridun puts Zahhak down into the pit (VAR) (1830)
f. 022r
The murder of Iraj (1830)
f. 025v
Manuchihr kills Tur in battle (1830)
f. 026r
Manuchihr kills Salm (1830)
f. 028r
The birth of Rustam (1830)
f. 034r
f. 037v
f. 040v
Rustam's first labour: Rakhsh kills a lion (1830)
f. 043v
Rustam enters the cave in which Kay Kavus and his men are chained (1830)
f. 044v
Rustam's seventh labour: he kills the White Div (1830)
f. 046v
Rustam overpowers the King of Mazandaran (1830)
f. 050v
f. 056v
Suhrab overthrows Rustam in their second combat (1830)
f. 057v
Rustam discovers Suhrab's identity (1830)
f. 060v
f. 066v
f. 068v
f. 069v
The birth of Kay Khusrau (1830)
f. 074v
f. 077v
f. 078v
f. 080v
f. 082r
f. 085r
f. 087v
f. 088r
f. 089v
f. 091v
Rustam kills Akvan Div (1830)
f. 093r
Manizha entertains Bizhan in the meadows (1830)
f. 095v
Rustam feasts with Kay Khusrau (1830)
f. 099v
Scene from the Barzunama (1830)
f. 100v
f. 104r
Barzu's mother prevents Rustam from killing Barzu (1830)
f. 106r
f. 106v
f. 112r
f. 116r
Luhrasp enthroned (1830)
f. 120v
f. 122v
f. 126v
f. 128v
f. 133r
f. 135r
f. 142v
f. 148v
Rustam kills Shaghad before dying (1830)