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© National Centre of Manuscripts, Tbilisi
Accession Number:
Gregorian Date:
17th century (late)
Folios extant in ms.:
Columns x Rows:
4 x 25
Page Size (h x w):
355 x 225 mm
Text Size (h x w):
259 x 135 mm
Sample Page Folio:
Ms Type:
Ms Status:
Defective at end
Completion Status:
Ready to upload to website
Illustrations in ms:
36 ( 36 Shahnama )
Illustration Records in archive:
Last updated by:
Date last updated:
2013-10-05 13:04
Public Notes
The manuscript is paginated rather than foliated.The volume begins with p. 1 (f. 1r), containing various modern inscriptions. The Baysunghur Preface starts on p. 2 under an illuminated unvan, and ends p. 13, without a colophon. The text of the poem starts on p.14, under another illuminated unvan.

There is no colophon - the text ends abruptly on p. 844, towards the end of the reign of Yazdagird, at the verse M. This is followed by one folio (2 pp.) of modern notes and inscriptions, including the date 1242 AH (= ), also found in the margins on p. 284.

The ms. has various seals (e.g., pp. 17, 239). It is very poor condition at the beginning and end, but reasonably solid in the middle.

Project Notes
Some additional data needed: e.g. dimensions of paintings.

Is sample page (idenitfied as 835) also the final page (identified as 846)?

Illustration in archive - 37     (back to top)
sample page
f. 002
Illuminated unvan
f. 023
Tahmuras and the Divs
f. 038
Jamshid sawn in half before Zahhak
f. 046
Scene from the Garshaspnama
f. 050
Scene from the Garshaspnama
f. 057
Scene from the Garshaspnama
f. 069
Faridun binds Zahhak
f. 078
Scene from the Garshaspnama
f. 418
Bizhan kills Human
f. 448
Gustaham pursues Lahhak and Farshidvard
f. 461
Kay Khusrau kills Shida
f. 477
The Turanian prisoners before Kay Kavus
f. 489
The execution of Afrasiyab
f. 496
Kay Khusrau replies to Zal
f. 515
Gushtasp kills a wolf in Rum
f. 519
Gushtasp kills a dragon in Rum
f. 530
Arjasp's envoys return with Gushtasp's reply
f. 641
Iskandar kills Fur
f. 653
Iskandar in Abyssinia
f. 660
The great sages mourn the death of Iskandar
f. 667
Ardashir meets Gulnar
f. 671
Ardavan led captive before Ardashir
f. 699
The battle between the armies of Shapur and Rum
f. 702
Shapur Dhu'l Aktaf enthroned
f. 708
Shapur captures the King of Rum
f. 715
Bahram Gur hunts in the company of Azada
f. 723
Bahram Gur fights two lions to win the throne
f. 729
Bahram Gur rests in the vestibule of Baraham
f. 743
Bahram Gur hunts lions
f. 747
Bahram Gur kills the dragon that had killed a youth
f. 756
Bahram Gur goes to Hindustan disguised as his own envoy
f. 759
Shangul learns the identity of Bahram Gur and is reconciled with him
f. 765
Baranush gains the throne of Rum and writes to Shapur
f. 775
Khushnavaz flees from Sufaray
f. 801
Buzurjmihr interprets a dream for Anushirvan about a youth in his harem
f. 816
Mihran Sitad asks the Khaqan to give his daughter to Anushirvan as a wife
f. 835
Sa'd-i Vaqqas kills Rustam