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Accession Number:
MS Holmes 151 (A/6)
Hijri Date:
1058 Rabi' II
Gregorian Date:
1648 May (to nearest hijri month)
Ahmad Shah Durrani?; Kamran Shah (1822); presented to Queen Victoria in 1839.
Qarajaghay Khan, Governor of Mashhad
Muhammad Hakim al-Husaini
Folios extant in ms.:
Columns x Rows:
4 x 22
Page Size (h x w):
460 x 280 mm
Text Size (h x w):
265 x 160 mm
Colophon Folio:
Ms Type:
Ms Status:
Completion Status:
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Illuminations in ms:
Illustrations in ms:
159 ( 2 frontispiece(s) 143 Shahnama 13 Barzunama 1 other [ Firdausi and poets ] )
Illustration Records in archive:
Last updated by:
Date last updated:
2008-02-07 00:00:00
General Ref:
Norgren, J. & Davis, E. Preliminary index of Shah-nameh illustrations. University of Michigan. Ann Arbor. USA.
Dating Ref:
Colophon Extracted from the colophon of the work.
Origin Ref:
Robinson, B.W. Two Manuscripts of the 'Shahnama' in the Royal Library, Windsor Castle-II: Holmes 151 (A/6). (in The Burlington Magazine) (March 1968)
Folio Ref:
Robinson, B.W. Two Manuscripts of the 'Shahnama' in the Royal Library, Windsor Castle-II: Holmes 151 (A/6). (in The Burlington Magazine) (March 1968)
Illustration Ref:
Robinson, B.W. Two Manuscripts of the 'Shahnama' in the Royal Library, Windsor Castle-II: Holmes 151 (A/6). (in The Burlington Magazine) (March 1968)
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Binding (1747)
f. 005v
Frontispiece (verso side) (1648)
f. 006r
Sulayman enthroned (frontispiece) (1648)
f. 006v
Shamsa (1648)
f. 007r
Shamsa (1648)
f. 007v
Illuminated title page (verso side) (1648)
f. 008r
Illuminated title page (recto side) (1648)
f. 015r
Firdausi and the poets of Ghazna (1648)
f. 015v
Illuminated unvan (1648)
f. 033v
Zahhak bound on mount Damavand (1648)
f. 040v
The murder of Iraj (1648)
f. 046r
Manuchihr kills Tur in battle (1648)
f. 047r
Manuchihr kills Salm (1648)
f. 055v
Rudaba lets down her hair for Zal to climb up (1648)
f. 069v
Rustam kills Zal's white elephant (1648)
f. 076r
Nauzar is captured in battle with Afrasiyab (1648)
f. 078r
Zal shoots Gulbad (1648)
f. 084r
Rustam lifts Afrasiyab by the belt (1648)
f. 090r
Rustam washes Rakhsh in a spring (1648)
f. 092v
Rustam's fourth labour: he kills the witch (1648)
f. 094r
Rustam's fifth labour: he lassoes Aulad (1648)
f. 095r
Rustam's sixth labour: he kills Arzhang (1648)
f. 109v
Kay Kavus airborne (1648)
f. 120r
Rustam knocks down Tus in the presence of Kay Kavus (1648)
f. 128r
Rustam discovers Suhrab's identity (1648)
f. 132r
Tus and Gudarz encounter a maiden in the forest (1648)
f. 136r
Siyavush pleads for Sudaba's life (1648)
f. 139r
The fire ordeal of Siyavush (1648)
f. 149r
Afrasiyab greets Siyavush (1648)
f. 167r
Rustam kills Sudaba (1648)
f. 192r
Farud kills Rivniz (1648)
f. 195r
Farud retreats to his fortress and is mortally wounded by Ruhham (1648)
f. 213v
The Iranians attack the Turanians at night (1648)
f. 222v
Rustam kills Ashkabus and his horse (1648)
f. 242v
Rustam wrestles with Puladvand (1648)
f. 246r
Rustam recovers Rakhsh (1648)
f. 251r
Manizha entertains Bizhan in the meadows (1648)
f. 259r
Rustam feasts with Kay Khusrau (1648)
f. 262r
Manizha appeals to Rustam (1648)
f. 264r
Rustam rescues Bizhan from the pit (1648)
f. 265r
Rustam and Bizhan carry out a raid on Afrasiyab's palace (1648)
f. 274v
Scene from the Barzunama (1648)
f. 279v
Scene from the Barzunama (1648)
f. 290r
f. 324r
f. 335v
Bizhan kills Human (1648)
f. 350r
The second combat: Giv stuns Guruy Zirih (1648)
f. 351r
The sixth combat: Bizhan kills Ruyin (1648)
f. 353r
The eleventh combat: Gudarz kills Piran (1648)
f. 376v
Kay Khusrau besieges Gang Dizh (1648)
f. 398v
Kay Khusrau bids farewell to his harem (1648)
f. 419v
Nivzar dies in battle (1648)
f. 422v
Isfandiyar kills Bidarafsh (1648)
f. 432r
Isfandiyar lassoes the Turanian hero Gurgsar (1648)
f. 435v
Isfandiyar's second labour: he fights the lions (1648)
f. 436v
Isfandiyar's third labour: he fights the dragon (1648)
f. 439r
Isfandiyar's fifth labour: he kills the Simurgh (1648)
f. 445r
Isfandiyar kills Arjasp to rescue his sisters (1648)
f. 445v
Isfandiyar kills Arjasp to rescue his sisters (1648)
f. 473v
Faramarz burns Shaghad's body (1648)
f. 498r
Iskandar visits Qaydafa disguised as a messenger (1648)
f. 502v
Iskandar kills a dragon (1648)
f. 514v
Gulnar flees with Ardashir (1648)
f. 524r
Mihrak's daughter converses with Shapur (1648)
f. 539v
Shapur captures the King of Rum (1648)
f. 552v
Bahram Gur fights two lions to win the throne (1648)
f. 600r
Anushirvan raises an army against Caesar (1648)
f. 607r
Anushirvan finds a young man in his harem (1648)
f. 621r
Aushirvan sends Mihran to the Khaqan of Chin (1648)
f. 683v
Bahram Chubina's horse is killed under him (1648)
f. 695r
Gustaham in conversation with the weeping talisman (1648)
f. 717r
Gurdiya is given a warm reception by Khusrau Parviz (1648)