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© Chester Beatty Library, Dublin
This record is incomplete and has not been verified by the project. It is a work in progress. Use this information with caution.
Details
Accession Number:
Per 157
Hijri Date:
885 Jumada I
Gregorian Date:
1480 July (to nearest hijri month)
Origin:
Herat, Timurid
Calligrapher:
Muhammad Baqqal
Folios extant in ms.:
572
Columns x Rows:
4 x 25
Page Size (h x w):
348 x 233 mm
Text Size (h x w):
230 x 154 mm
Script:
Nasta'liq
Colophon Folio:
572
Ms Type:
Codex
Ms Status:
Complete
Completion Status:
Search not completed
Illuminations in ms:
4
Illustrations in ms:
30 ( 2 frontispiece(s) 28 Shahnama )
Illustration Records in archive:
Last updated by:
charles
Date last updated:
0000-00-00 00:00:00
 
 
References
General Ref:
Sims, E. The illustrated manuscripts of Firdausi's Shahnama commissioned by princes of the house of Timur. (in Ars Orientalis) 22 (1993) pp. 43-68
General Ref:
Norgren, J. & Davis, E. Preliminary index of Shah-nameh illustrations. University of Michigan. Ann Arbor. USA.
Dating Ref:
Colophon Extracted from the colophon of the work.
Origin Ref:
Minovi M. et al. The Chester Beatty library; A catalogue of the Persian Manuscripts and Miniatures. (ed. Arberry A. J.) 1 Hodges Figgis & Co. Dublin. Ireland.
Illustration Ref:
Minovi M. et al. The Chester Beatty library; A catalogue of the Persian Manuscripts and Miniatures. (ed. Arberry A. J.) 1 Hodges Figgis & Co. Dublin. Ireland.
 
 
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f. 005v
Firdausi and his book introduced to Sultan Mahmud (1480)
f. 009v
Kayumars enthroned (1480)
f. 011v
Jamshid teaches the crafts (1480)
f. 011v
Jamshid enthroned, carried by Divs (1480)
f. 014r
Zahhak enthroned (1480)
f. 025v
The murder of Iraj (1480)
f. 049v
The birth of Rustam (1480)
f. 051r
Rustam kills Zal's white elephant (1480)
f. 072r
Rustam's seventh labour: he kills the White Div (1480)
f. 081v
Kay Kavus airborne (1480)
f. 085v
Tahmina visits Rustam's chamber (1480)
f. 096v
Rustam mortally wounds Suhrab (1480)
f. 105v
The fire ordeal of Siyavush (1480)
f. 115v
Siyavush plays polo before Afrasiyab (1480)
f. 127v
Guruy executes Siyavush (1480)
f. 142r
Kay Khusrau crosses the Oxus with Farangis and Giv (1480)
f. 155r
Farud retreats to his fortress and is mortally wounded by Ruhham (1480)
f. 178v
Rustam kills Ashkabus and his horse (1480)
f. 188v
Rustam pulls the Khaqan of Chin from his elephant by lasso (1480)
f. 214v
Rustam rescues Bizhan from the pit (1480)
f. 238v
Gurgin leads away Andariman's horse (1480)
f. 272r
The execution of Afrasiyab (1480)
f. 283v
Luhrasp enthroned (1480)
f. 305r
Gushtasp puts Isfandiyar in chains (1480)
f. 316r
Isfandiyar's fifth labour: he kills the Simurgh (1480)
f. 343r
Rustam shoots Isfandiyar in the eyes with a double-pointed arrow (1480)
f. 350r
Rustam kills Shaghad before dying (1480)
f. 370r
Iskandar visits the Ka'ba (1480)
f. 410v
Bahram Gur hunts in the company of Azada (1480)
f. 421r
A drunken shoemaker rides on Bahram Gur's escaped lion (1480)
f. 481r
Gav and Talhand's forces fight for a second time (1480)