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Accession Number:
Hijri Date:
1021 Dhu'l-Qa'da
Gregorian Date:
1612 December (to nearest hijri month)
Columns x Rows:
4 x 25
Ms Type:
Completion Status:
MS not yet examined
Illustrations in ms:
Illustration Records in archive:
Last updated by:
Date last updated:
2015-05-03 12:25
Public Notes
Possibly correctly ms. 5273 (formerly 3-6306), but this remains to be confirned; the accession no. given here is as found in Najafi, see pp. 345-49, ills. 245-59. CM

The acc. no. of ms. 6307 has changed to 17503-5, but it is a different ms. with different illustrations. SM

Project Notes
According to the catalogue by Najafi, pp. 342-5, ms. 3-6306 is a different one, which acc. to the Library, has been renumbered 5273, as noted on visit MN & ChM, April 2009, and perhaps this is now the correct accession number for this manuscript.

The images and description that Najafi gives of the same work, however, come under the no. 6307, see pp. 345-49.

Until the confusion of numbering is verified, we stick here to the details and the accession numbers given by Najafi. CM

Add therefore all details from Najafi and compare with details recorded by MN. e.g. 25 miniatures?

General Ref:
Najafi, Sayyid Muhammad Baqer Shahnama-yi Iran. Handschriften-Sammlung von Firdusis Schahnameh in Iran. Langenhagen. Germany.
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In praise of Sultan Mahmud
Iraj with his brothers Salm and Tur
Rudaba and Zal together
The mobads question Zal
Rustam kills Zal's white elephant
Rustam's third labour: he kills a dragon
Rustam's fourth labour: he kills the witch
Rustam's seventh labour: he kills the White Div
Rustam throws the King of Mazandaran in the form of a rock before Kay Kavus
Rustam meets Suhrab before combat
Rustam mortally wounds Suhrab
The fire ordeal of Siyavush
Siyavush plays polo before Afrasiyab
Siyavush fights Damur (1612)
Guruy executes Siyavush (1612)
Rustam kills Pilsam
Kay Khusrau crosses the Oxus with Farangis and Giv
Kay Khusrau praised by the elders
The Turanians defeat the Iranians
Rustam pulls the Khaqan of Chin from his elephant by lasso
Rustam recovers Rakhsh
Rustam removes the stone from the mouth of Bizhan's pit (1612)
Bizhan brings Human's head back to the Iranian forces
Piran escapes from Gudarz up the mountainside
Kay Khusrau throws Shida to the ground (1612)
The execution of Afrasiyab (1612)
The coronation of Luhrasp (1612)
Illuminated title page (verso side) (1612)
Gushtasp kills a dragon in Rum (1612)
Bidarafsh kills Zarir, the brother of Gushtasp (1612)
Isfandiyar's third labour: he fights the dragon (1612)
Rustam shoots Isfandiyar in the eyes with a double-pointed arrow (1612)
Iskandar attends the dying Dara (1612)
Iskandar kills Fur (1612)
Ardashir hangs Haftvad and his eldest son Shahuy (1612)