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Accession Number:
Smith-Lesouef 224
Title of Work:
Shahnama and Garshaspnama
Gregorian Date:
17th century (second Half)
"Donne a Mr le baron de Nerciat en 1808 par S.A.I. Le Prince Hereditaire de Perse Abbas Mirza Residant a Tabriz" ; "restaure par Lesne en MDCCCXXV"; "Envoye a Mr Andrea de nerciat 10 mai 1824 par son ancien ami P.... (?) Seriannin (?)"; J. Mohl - achete pour 600 F, Paris 1948" ; very faint Persian/Indian stamp on f1r.
Folios extant in ms.:
Columns x Rows:
4 x 25
Page Size (h x w):
336 x 208 mm
Text Size (h x w):
217 x 130 mm
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Ready to upload to website
Illuminations in ms:
Illustrations in ms:
31 ( 29 Shahnama 2 Garshaspnama )
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Date last updated:
2009-07-17 18:42
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f. 044v
Scene from the Garshaspnama
f. 090v
Scene from the Garshaspnama
f. 104r
Hushang kills the Black Div
f. 104v
Hushang discovers fire while killing the dragon with a stone
f. 119r
The murder of Iraj
f. 123v
Shiruy battles the Iranian knights
f. 134r
Zal sees Rudaba on the roof of her palace
f. 153r
Nauzar is captured in battle with Afrasiyab
f. 160r
Rustam lifts Afrasiyab by the belt
f. 166v
Rustam's fourth labour: he kills the witch
f. 173v
Kay Kavus asks the king of Hamavaran to marry his daughter
f. 193v
Suhrab overthrows Rustam in their second combat
f. 194v
Rustam discovers Suhrab's identity
f. 223v
Siyavush fights Guruy Zirih
f. 230r
Guruy executes Siyavush
f. 287r
Rustam pulls the Khaqan of Chin from his elephant by lasso
f. 293v
Kay Khusrau writes to Kay Kavus with news of his victory
f. 294r
Kay Khusrau learns about Afrasiyab's intention for war
f. 322v
Bizhan kills Human
f. 334v
The first combat: Fariburz kills Gulbad
f. 337r
The tenth combat: Barta kills Kuhram
f. 350v
Kay Khusrau fights Shida
f. 371r
The execution of Afrasiyab
f. 377v
Kay Khusrau gives advice to the Iranians
f. 380r
Kay Khusrau bids farewell to his harem
f. 387v
Gushtasp kills a wolf in Rum
f. 416v
Isfandiyar's first labour: he fights the wolves
f. 417v
Isfandiyar's second labour: he fights the lions
f. 418v
Isfandiyar's fourth labour: he kills the sorceress
f. 445r
Isfandiyar mourned
f. 483r
Iskandar mourned
f. 636v
The Rumis make a talisman