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© Museum of Islamic Art, Doha
Accession Number:
MS 636
Hijri Date:
1067 Rabi' II
Gregorian Date:
1657 January (to nearest hijri month)
According to note on front flyleaf, belonged to His Majesty Muzaffar al-Din Shah. Note on flyleaf at end records donation of ms. for 2 tumans (ch), 5,000 dinars, on ziyarat to 'atabat, in 1129 (?).
Muhammad Qasim b. Ghiyath al-Din 'Ali Ustadi
Folios extant in ms.:
Columns x Rows:
4 x 25
Page Size (h x w):
375 x 217 mm
Text Size (h x w):
260 x 126 mm
Colophon Folio:
Sample Page Folio:
Num Other Colophons:
12v, 185r
Ms Type:
Ms Status:
Completion Status:
Ready to upload to website
Illuminations in ms:
Illustrations in ms:
39 ( 39 Shahnama )
Illustration Records in archive:
Last updated by:
Date last updated:
2009-12-17 14:22
Public Notes
The manuscript opens with the Baysunghur preface, but with the wrong incipit: initial word is ibtida' instead of iftitah.

See Sotheby's sale, 18 April 2007, lot 19.

Project Notes
Some if not all of this ms. now in Qatar, Doha. Seen Dec. 2009, ChM & FA.

All notes from Sotheby's and Doha to complete.

Dating Ref:
Colophon Extracted from the colophon of the work.
Origin Ref:
Colophon Extracted from the colophon of the work.
Illustration in archive - 42     (back to top)
sample page
Binding (1657)
f. 016r
Kayumars enthroned (1657)
f. 017v
Tahmuras enthroned (1657)
f. 024v
Faridun defeats Zahhak (1657)
f. 028r
Faridun tests his sons (1657)
f. 034v
Manuchihr kills Tur in battle (1657)
f. 038v
Sam introduces Zal to Nauzar (1657)
f. 058v
Zal learns of the death of Nauzar (1657)
f. 068r
Rustam's fourth labour: he kills the witch (1657)
f. 070r
Rustam's seventh labour: he kills the White Div (1657)
f. 082v
Suhrab fights Gurdafarid (1657)
f. 089v
Rustam discovers Suhrab's identity (1657)
f. 091v
Tahmina learns of Suhrab's death (1657)
f. 097v
The fire ordeal of Siyavush (1657)
f. 112r
Siyavush fights Damur (1657)
f. 117r
Guruy executes Siyavush (1657)
f. 125v
Manizha is brought to the pit (1657)
f. 134v
Rustam rescues Bizhan from the pit (1657)
f. 171r
Scene from the Barzunama (1657)
f. 174v
Scene from the Barzunama (1657)
f. 191r
Gushtasp kills a wolf in Rum (1657)
f. 194v
Gushtasp kills Ilyas in combat (1657)
f. 206r
Gushtasp puts Isfandiyar in chains (1657)
f. 215r
Isfandiyar's second labour: he fights the lions (1657)
f. 217r
Isfandiyar's fifth labour: he kills the Simurgh (1657)
f. 221v
Isfandiyar kills Arjasp to rescue his sisters (1657)
f. 232v
Rustam feasts with Isfandiyar (1657)
f. 238v
Rustam shoots Isfandiyar in the eyes with a double-pointed arrow (1657)
f. 244r
Rustam kills Shaghad before dying (1657)
f. 268r
Shapur Dhu'l Aktaf enthroned (1657)
f. 272v
Shapur besieges Nisibin (1657)
f. 276v
Munzir presents Bahram with some beautiful slave girls (1657)
f. 281v
Bahram Gur fights two lions to win the throne (1657)
f. 296v
Nushzad killed in battle with Ram Barzin (1657)
f. 310r
Anushirvan receives the Khaqan's daughter (1657)
f. 320r
Talhand dies on the back of his elephant during the battle (1657)
f. 341r
Bahram Chubina kills the fleeing Sava Shah (1657)
f. 359v
Binduy and Gustaham blind Hurmuzd (1657)
f. 371r
Bahram son of Siyavush brings Banduy before Bahram Chubina (1657)
f. 381r
The captive Qulun mortally wounds Bahram Chubina (1657)
f. 403r
Mihr Hurmuzd murders Khusrau Parviz (1657)
f. 414r
The miller assassinates Yazdagird (1657)