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Istanbul, Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi (in index)
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© Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi, Istanbul. Photo: Charles Melville
Accession Number:
Ms. 1984
Hijri Date:
Gregorian Date:
1549 (to nearest hijri year)
Muhammad Katib Shirazi
Folios extant in ms.:
Columns x Rows:
4 x 21
Page Size (h x w):
370 x 225 mm
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Completion Status:
Ready to upload to website
Illuminations in ms:
Illustrations in ms:
24 ( 2 finispiece(s) 22 Shahnama )
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Date last updated:
2008-05-01 20:56:54
Public Notes

This manuscript has not been inspected directly and the details are obtained partly from the thesis of Lale Uluc and partly from photographs made available in the Museum. Much of the data recorded therefore has still to be checked, and the record is thus incomplete; see also the catalogue of Cig, pp. 82-4.

The ms. contains at least one beautiful page of diagonal, illuminated script (f. 612v).

General Ref:
Cig, K. Turk ve Islam Eseleri Muzesi'ndeki minyaturi u Kitaplarin katalogu. (in Sarkiyat Mecmuasi Istanbul Universitesi Edebiyat Fakultesi) 3 Edebiyat Fakultesi Basimevi. Istanbul. Turkey.
Dating Ref:
Uluc, L. A Persian epic, perhaps for the Ottoman Sultan. (in Metropolitan Museum Journal) 29 (November 1994) pp. 57-69 New York. USA.
Origin Ref:
Colophon Extracted from the colophon of the work.
Illustration Ref:
Uluc, L. Arts of the book in sixteenth-century Shiraz. New York. USA.
Illustration in archive - 25     (back to top)
f. 001v
Illuminated title page (verso side) (1549)
f. 018v
Kayumars enthroned (1549)
f. 042v
Manuchihr kills Tur in battle (1549)
f. 067r
The birth of Rustam (1549)
f. 087v
Rustam's seventh labour: he kills the White Div (1549)
f. 105v
Suhrab overthrows Rustam in their second combat (1549)
f. 125r
Siyavush marries Farangis (1549)
f. 167r
Piran attacks the Iranian camp at night (1549)
f. 183v
Fariburz marries Farangis (1549)
f. 202v
Rustam pulls the Khaqan of Chin from his elephant by lasso (1549)
f. 205r
Giv finds Kay Khusrau in Turan (1549)
f. 216r
Akvan Div flings Rustam into the sea (1549)
f. 262r
Kay Khusrau mourns for Piran and the dead Turanians (1549)
f. 302v
Luhrasp enthroned (1549)
f. 303r
Luhrasp enthroned (1549)
f. 320v
The battle between Gushtasp and Arjasp (1549)
f. 365r
Rustam falls into a pit (1549)
f. 379v
Iskandar attends the dying Dara (1549)
f. 417r
Bahram Gur's mount tramples Azada (1549)
f. 440r
Bahram Gur reaches the border of Iran and Turan (1549)
f. 450r
Bahram Gur receives Caesar's envoy (1549)
f. 496v
Buzurjmihr predicts the contents of the locked chest (1549)
f. 537v
Khusrau Parviz and Shirin in his palace (1549)
f. 613v
Finispiece (verso side) (1549)
f. 614r
Finispiece (recto side) (1549)