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Accession Number:
Hijri Date:
Gregorian Date:
1446 (to nearest hijri year)
Timurid, Iran
Abu Mansuri
Folios extant in ms.:
Columns x Rows:
4 x 25
Page Size (h x w):
336 x 215 mm
Text Size (h x w):
188 x 116 mm
Colophon Folio:
p. 1102
Sample Page Folio:
p. 53
Ms Type:
Ms Status:
Completion Status:
Ready to upload to website
Illuminations in ms:
Illustrations in ms:
17 ( 1 frontispiece(s) 16 Shahnama )
Illustration Records in archive:
Last updated by:
Date last updated:
2013-09-10 16:32
Public Notes
Although the date is given rather precisely here, the source of it is not clear; there is no reference to the date in the colophon. The Library's own indication of the date is "first half of the ninth century" (AH), which is clearly correct.

The foliation of the manuscript shows many different counts. It is generally referred to by page numbers, but here the folio numbers are given, on the basis of the complete text on CD.

Project Notes
Not listed by Sims 1996.

Source of date - provided by Amin?

Digitised version of the whole ms. is available; see CD from H. Ghelichkhani. Replaces images taken in situ by CM and Amin Mahdavi.

Check date; pagination system: can be checked from CD.

Colophon f. 549r?

Sample page f. 27r (p. 53).

Dating Ref:
Mahdavi, M. Amin Amin Mahdavi's Personal Inspection Notes.
Origin Ref:
Mahdavi, M. Amin Amin Mahdavi's Personal Inspection Notes.
Illustration Ref:
Mahdavi, M. Amin Amin Mahdavi's Personal Inspection Notes.
Illustration in archive - 21     (back to top)
p. 1102
p. 53
sample page
f. 0001
Frontispiece (recto side) (1446)
f. 0002
Illuminated title page (verso side) (1446)
f. 0003
Illuminated title page (recto side) (1446)
f. 0014
Illuminated unvan (1446)
f. 0019
Kayumars enthroned (1446)
f. 0058
Manuchihr kills Tur in battle (1446)
f. 0077
Rudaba lets down her hair for Zal to climb up (1446)
f. 0142
Rustam's seventh labour: he kills the White Div (1446)
f. 0247
Guruy executes Siyavush (1446)
f. 0368
Rustam pulls the Khaqan of Chin from his elephant by lasso (1446)
f. 0419
Bizhan and Rustam after the rescue from the pit (1446)
f. 0494
Kay Khusrau throws Shida to the ground (1446)
f. 0527
Hum captures Afrasiyab (1446)
f. 0543
The Simurgh heals Rustam's wounds (1446)
f. 0544
Illuminated unvan (1446)
f. 0619
Isfandiyar's fifth labour: he kills the Simurgh (1446)
f. 0662
Rustam shoots Isfandiyar in the eyes with a double-pointed arrow (1446)
f. 0764
Ardashir recognizes Shapur during a polo game (1446)
f. 0801
Bahram Gur hunts in the company of Azada (1446)
f. 0877
Anushirvan executes Mazdak and his followers (1446)
f. 1029
Bahram Chubina kills the monkey-lion (1446)