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Accession Number:
Freer Small
Title of Work:
Shahnama (Freer Small)
Gregorian Date:
1300 (circa)
Origin:
Baghdad
Ownership:
Acquired by Freer in three main lots, from Hagop Kevorkian, in 1929, 1930 and 1940, incl. 132 text pages. Acquired from Iran, in 1928-29.
Patron:
Ghazan Khan ?
Folios extant in ms.:
193
Estimated num folios in ms.:
285
Columns x Rows:
6 x 31
Page Size (h x w):
305 x 217 mm
Text Size (h x w):
245 x 175 mm
Script:
Naskh
Ms Type:
Detached manuscript folios
Ms Status:
Incomplete
Completion Status:
Search not completed
Illustrations in ms:
76 ( 1 frontispiece(s) 72 Shahnama 2 other [ preface ] )
Illustration Records in archive:
Last updated by:
charles
Date last updated:
2008-10-09 01:45:49
 
Public Notes
The bulk of the 'Freer' Small Shahnama is in the Freer Gallery, Washington D.C., and the folios held there are recorded under that location. The presentĀ  file contains theĀ  other dispersed folios from the same manuscript, as recorded by Shreve Simpson in her seminal study of the earliest illustrated Shahnamas, 1979, see Appendix 2, pp. 351-68, and Appendix 5, pp. 383-96.

In due course the whole ms. will be 're-assembled' here, so far as it is known.

 
References
General Ref:
Welch, A. Collection of Islamic art. Prince Saddrudin Agha Khan. 3 Geneva. Switzerland.
General Ref:
Canby, S.R. Princes, Poets & Paladins: Islamic and Indian paintings from the collection of Prince and Princess Sadruddin Aga Khan. British Museum Press. London. UK.
Dating Ref:
Simpson, M.S. The illustration of an epic: The earliest Shahnama Manuscripts. Garland Publishing, Inc.. New York. USA.
Origin Ref:
Simpson, M.S. The illustration of an epic: The earliest Shahnama Manuscripts. Garland Publishing, Inc.. New York. USA.
Illustration Ref:
Simpson, M.S. The illustration of an epic: The earliest Shahnama Manuscripts. Garland Publishing, Inc.. New York. USA.
 
 
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Jandal, Faridun's envoy, before the King of Yemen (1300)
The Khaqan of Chin and Shah Hurmuzd parley (1300)
f. 001
Bizhan brought before Afrasiyab (1300)
f. 001v
Kay Khusrau crosses the Oxus with Farangis and Giv (1300)
f. 002r
(1300)
f. 003r
Farud and Bahram parley (1300)
f. 004r
Tazhav mortally wounds Bahram (1300)
f. 005v
Rustam pulls the Khaqan of Chin from his elephant by lasso (1300)
f. 007r
Rustam wrestles with Puladvand (1300)
f. 008r
The fourth combat: Furuhil fights Zangala (1300)
f. 009
The seventh combat: Hujir fights Sipahram (1300)
f. 010
The ninth combat: Gurgin fights Andariman (1300)
f. 011r
Gushtasp kills a wolf in Rum (1300)
f. 012
Isfandiyar kills Arjasp to rescue his sisters (1300)
f. 013v
Rustam kicks aside the rock pushed by Bahman (1300)
f. 014r
Isfandiyar boasts about his own lineage (1300)
f. 015v
Ardashir hunts with Ardavan's sons (1300)
f. 016v
Mihrak's daughter converses with Shapur (1300)
f. 017r
Bahram Gur enthroned after killing the lions (1300)
f. 018v
Bahram Gur hunts lions (1300)
f. 019r
Anushirvan receives Caesar's locked chest and other presents (1300)
f. 020r
Bahram Chubina kills the fleeing Sava Shah (1300)
f. 021r
Gurdiya advises her brother Bahram Chubina (1300)
f. 022
Mihr Hurmuzd murders Khusrau Parviz (1300)