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Cat. No. 1106 A./Nm. 106 (M. no. 7)
Hyderabad, The Salar Jung Museum (in index)
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Accession Number:
Cat. No. 1106 A./Nm. 106 (M. no. 7)
Title of Work:
Dilgusha Shamshirkhani
Tavakkul Muhammad Beg Husaini
Gregorian Date:
1810 (to 1830)
Folios extant in ms.:
Columns x Rows:
1 x 14
Page Size (h x w):
305 x 190 mm
Text Size (h x w):
207 x 105 mm
Colophon Folio:
Sample Page Folio:
Ms Type:
Ms Status:
Completion Status:
Ready to upload to website
Illuminations in ms:
Illustrations in ms:
19 ( 19 other [ Shamshirkhani ] )
Illustration Records in archive:
Last updated by:
Date last updated:
2017-02-05 22:16
Public Notes
Described in the catalogue by Muhmmad Ashraf, vol. IV, pp. 13-15.

There is no colophon on the final page (665 = f. 332r).

The details of this copy and its images are still to be completed.

Project Notes
BS notes this as "Khulasa-yi Shahnama", so it may not be the Shamshirkhani version.

NB also mentioned by LW in email 26 Oct. 2008: still to follow up.

Seen in haste by ChM and FA in January 2012 - allowed only 7 images. Complete details from catalogue and own notes - worth studying in more detail. 18 paintings recorded: check v. catalogue for one missing? Yes - fire ordeal of Siyavush.

Need a text page (sample page).

General Ref:
Schmitz, B. Manuscripts of Firdausi's Shahnama in Indian Museums, Libraries, and Private Collections.
Illustration in archive - 19     (back to top)
f. 005v
The Div Khazarvan fights Siyamak (1810)
f. 016r
Scene from another epic (1810)
f. 022v
Jamshid sawn in half before Zahhak (1810)
f. 041v
The murder of Iraj (1810)
f. 064v
Nauzar is captured in battle with Afrasiyab (1810)
f. 087r
Rustam's seventh labour: he kills the White Div (1810)
f. 096r
Kay Kavus airborne (1810)
f. 114r
Rustam discovers Suhrab's identity (1810)
f. 123r
The fire ordeal of Siyavush (1810)
f. 158r
f. 171v
f. 217v
Kay Khusrau's champions lost in the snow (1810)
f. 245v
Isfandiyar's third labour: he fights the dragon (1810)
f. 280v
Rustam shoots Isfandiyar in the eyes with a double-pointed arrow (1810)
f. 283v
f. 285v
Rustam kills Shaghad before dying (1810)
f. 289v
f. 303r
Iskandar attends the dying Dara (1810)
f. 313r
Khizr at the Fountain of Life (1810)