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Accession Number:
2005.1.274 (Ms 22)
Hijri Date:
1064 Jumada II 29
Gregorian Date:
1654 May 16
Sadruddin Aga Khan; Thomas Phillips Collection
Shah Abbas II
Folios extant in ms.:
Columns x Rows:
4 x 25
Page Size (h x w):
379 x 235 mm
Text Size (h x w):
255 x 125 mm
Colophon Folio:
Ms Type:
Ms Status:
Part 1
Completion Status:
Search not completed
Illuminations in ms:
Illustrations in ms:
31 ( 2 frontispiece(s) 29 Shahnama )
Illustration Records in archive:
Last updated by:
Date last updated:
2010-04-01 17:17
Public Notes
This manuscript was purchased by Sir Thomas Philipps in 1828. The second volume of this Shahnama is now part of the Chester Beatty Library in Dublin. It contains an additional twenty-one illustrations, all of them signed by Mu'in and one of them bearing the date Muharram 1066. Mu'in was the most celebrated student of the Safavid master Rida and spent most of his life in Isfahan.

Binding: early 19th c. Indian leather.

Project Notes
NB take care over dates : daftar one is 1064 Jumada II, end. Check others.

Need to complete description, references etc.

BJ promises photos of the whole ms. - now received.

General Ref:
Welch, A. Collection of Islamic art. Prince Saddrudin Agha Khan. 3 Geneva. Switzerland.
Dating Ref:
Colophon Extracted from the colophon of the work.
Origin Ref:
Welch, A. Collection of Islamic art. Prince Saddrudin Agha Khan. 3 Geneva. Switzerland.
Illustration Ref:
Welch, A. Collection of Islamic art. Prince Saddrudin Agha Khan. 3 Geneva. Switzerland.
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f. 001v
Frontispiece (verso side) (1656)
f. 002r
Frontispiece (recto side) (1656)
f. 003v
Illuminated title page (verso side) (1654)
f. 004r
Illuminated title page (recto side) (1654)
f. 007v
Illuminated title page (verso side) (1654)
f. 008r
Illuminated title page (recto side) (1654)
f. 010v
Kayumars enthroned (1654)
f. 012v
Tahmuras and the Divs (1654)
f. 019v
Faridun defeats Zahhak (1654)
f. 029r
Manuchihr kills Tur in battle (1654)
f. 045r
Sindukht meets Sam (1654)
f. 052v
Nauzar about to be executed by Afrasiyab (1654)
f. 064r
Rustam's seventh labour: he kills the White Div (1654)
f. 067r
The King of Mazandaran is executed (1654)
f. 078v
Gudarz reproaches Kay Kavus (1654)
f. 084r
Rustam mortally wounds Suhrab (1654)
f. 086r
Tahmina learns of Suhrab's death (1654)
f. 089r
Siyavush in Sudaba's private quarters (1654)
f. 092v
The fire ordeal of Siyavush (1654)
f. 104r
Siyavush marries Farangis (1654)
f. 112r
Guruy executes Siyavush (1654)
f. 118r
Rustam fights Afrasiyab, Human and the Turanians (1654)
f. 130v
Kay Khusrau receives Rustam and Zal (1654)
f. 133r
Kay Khusrau reviews his troops (1654)
f. 141r
Bizhan pursues Tazhav, who carries Ispanay on his horse (1654)
f. 151r
Fariburz marries Farangis (1654)
f. 157v
Rustam kills Ashkabus and his horse (1654)
f. 163r
Rustam wrestles with Puladvand (1654)
f. 176v
Rustam rescues Bizhan from the pit (1654)
f. 188r
Bizhan kills Human (1654)
f. 199r
The first combat: Fariburz kills Gulbad (1654)
f. 201v
The eleventh combat: Gudarz kills Piran (1654)
f. 205v
Kay Khusrau mourns for Piran and the dead Turanians (1654)
f. 214v
Kay Khusrau kills Shida (1654)
f. 232r
The execution of Afrasiyab