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Accession Number:
Second Small
Title of Work:
Shahnama (Second Small)
Gregorian Date:
1300 (circa)
Origin:
Baghdad ?
Folios extant in ms.:
65
Columns x Rows:
6 x 28
Text Size (h x w):
155 x 122 mm
Script:
Naskh
Ms Type:
Codex
Ms Status:
Incomplete
Completion Status:
Search not completed
Illustration Records in archive:
Last updated by:
charles
Date last updated:
2017-05-01 15:17
 
Public Notes
One of a group of early manuscripts of small dimensions; the date and place of production of these 'Small' Shahnamas are still in dispute, but the preferred identification is by Shreve Simpson, who places them c. 1300, in Baghdad.

The dimensions of the dispersed leaves now varies.

See also A. Adamova, Mediaeval Persian Painting.

Project Notes
These scenes now need to be put in the correct order and numbered according (fol. no.s to be recorded, where known, as "reconstructed folio no.".

Details of individual folios/paintings can be recovered and copied in many cases from the parallel entry under the collection concerned.

Ch. no. of rows: 28 or 29? Shreve Simpson records 229; and some folios slightly large written areas, 158x123, with 30 lines (pp. 93-94).

Need to complete with images and references to all dispersed pages, inc. copyright attributions.

Also need to restore duplicated images, e.g. Tahmina visits Rustam's chamber.

 
References
General Ref:
Simpson, M.S. The illustration of an epic: The earliest Shahnama Manuscripts. Garland Publishing, Inc.. New York. USA.
General Ref:
Titley, N.M. Personal notes on cards in the British Museum.
Illustration Ref:
Simpson, M.S. The illustration of an epic: The earliest Shahnama Manuscripts. Garland Publishing, Inc.. New York. USA.
 
 
Illustration in archive - 56     (back to top)
Sindukht meets Sam (1300)
Zal shoots fowl (1300)
Rustam lifts Afrasiyab by the belt (1300)
A minstrel div tempts Kay Kavus to invade Mazandaran (1300)
Rustam washes Rakhsh in a spring (1300)
Rustam's third labour: he kills a dragon (1300)
Rustam's seventh labour: he kills the White Div (1300)
Rustam's first labour: Rakhsh kills a lion (1300)
Suhrab and Human survey the Iranian army (1300)
Rustam mortally wounds Suhrab (1300)
Siyavush hunts onager with Afrasiyab (1300)
(1300)
Akvan Div flings Rustam into the sea (1300)
Kay Khusrau receives Rustam after he has killed Akvan Div (1300)
Bizhan slaughters the wild boar (1300)
Piran stays the execution of Bizhan (1300)
The eleventh combat: Gudarz kills Piran (1300)
(1300)
Kay Kavus and Kay Khusrau celebrate their return to Iran (1300)
Afrasiyab rises from the water as Garsivaz is tortured (1300)
Zal reproaches Kay Khusrau (1300)
Gushtasp catches Kitayun's eye at Caesar's court (1300)
Gushtasp kills a wolf in Rum (1300)
The death of Luhrasp in battle against the forces of Arjasp (1300)
Isfandiyar lassoes the Turanian hero Gurgsar (1300)
Isfandiyar's fourth labour: he kills the sorceress (1300)
Isfandiyar's fifth labour: he kills the Simurgh (1300)
Rustam retreats from his first battle with Isfandiyar (1300)
Rustam shoots Isfandiyar in the eyes with a double-pointed arrow (1300)
Rustam kills Shaghad before dying (1300)
Haftvad's daughter spinning in the garden (1300)
(1300)
Ardashir pours molten lead down the worm's throat (1300)
(1300)
Baraham the Jew makes Bahram Gur sweep up horse droppings (1300)
Bahram Gur and Mahyar listen to Arzu's harp playing (1300)
Bahram Gur helps the landlord's cow to produce milk again (1300)
Anushirvan executes Mazdak and his followers (1300)
Anushirvan receives Mihras, Caesar's envoy (1300)
Hurmuzd forces his high priest to eat poisoned food (1300)
Bahram Chubina wears the woman's clothes sent by Hurmuzd (1300)
(1300)
The angel Surush rescues Khusrau Parviz (1300)
Bahram Chubina kills the monkey-lion (1300)
Shirin unveils herself before Shiruy and his courtiers (1300)
Baraham the Jew makes Bahram Gur sweep up horse droppings (1300)
The death of Luhrasp in battle against the forces of Arjasp (1300)
Bahram Gur helps the landlord's cow to produce milk again (1300)
f. 001
The early years of Faridun (1300)
f. 001
(1300)
f. 001
(1300)
f. 002
Sam recognizes his son Zal in the Simurgh's nest (1300)
f. 002
Sam recognizes his son Zal in the Simurgh's nest (1300)
f. 003
Sam receives Sindukht as envoy from the King of Kabul (1300)
f. 006r
Rustam catches Rakhsh (1300)
f. 010
Rustam's third labour: he kills a dragon (1300)