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Faridun tests his sons
Public Notes
The princes return home and Faridun decides to test their mettle by turning himself into a dragon. The eldest son turns on his heels and flees, the second rashly points an arrow at the monster, the third harangues it with brave speech. Faridun reappears in human form and assigns each of his sons a name: the eldest is called Salm, because he ran for safety (salamat); the second is now Tur (other sources: Tuz), because of his rashness (tizi), the youngest is Iraj, on account of his heroism (dil-ir-i). The three princesses acquire names as well.

Project Notes
Most of the pictures show one or more of the princes confronting the dragon, but a couple illustrate them meeting Faridun in human shape. Subdivide?
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Editions Translations
Mohl Bertels Khaleghi- Motlagh Mohl Warner
Volume 1 1 1 1
Page 104 103 101-104 186-188
Verse Start 238 221
Verse End 289 p. 106, fn. 34, vs. 3
f. 007r
Freer Gallery of Art
ms. F1929.25-42, 1930.2-17, 1940.12-13
f. 011v
Topkapi Sarayi Muzesi Kutuphanesi
ms. H. 1479
f. Brian 05
The Chester Beatty Library
ms. Per 111
f. 010r
The Chester Beatty Library
ms. Great Mongol
f. 018r
National Museum
ms. Ms. 58.1
f. 032v
Bodleian Library
ms. Ouseley Add. 176
f. 016r
Bodleian Library
ms. Pers. c. 4
f. 159v
Institute of Oriental Manuscripts
ms. C 52
f. 028r
Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi
ms. Ms. 1978
f. 020r
School of Oriental & African Studies
f. 020v
School of Oriental & African Studies
ms. Ms. 25294
f. 042v
ms. 2011 April 6, lot 78
f. 042v
ms. Shah Tahmasp
f. 042v
Private collection
ms. Shah Tahmasp (Unknown Collections)
f. 0053r
The Salar Jung Museum
ms. Ms. no. 576
f. 014v
Windsor Castle
ms. MS Holmes 150 (A/5)
f. 018r
The British Library
ms. I.O.Islamic 966
f. 025
Gulistan Museum
ms. Ms 2226
f. 024v
The British Library
ms. Additional 5600
f. 021r
Museum of Islamic Art
ms. MS 266
f. 044
Gulistan Museum
ms. Ms 1946
f. 028r
ms. MS 636
f. 100v
Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin
ms. Ms. or. fol. 209
f. 001
Malik National Library & Museum
ms. 700-715
f. 01
Malik National Library & Museum
ms. No. 700-715
f. 021r
Bayerische Staatsbibliothek
ms. Cod. pers. 10
f. 050r
Public Library
ms. Spencer Pers. ms. 62
f. 408v
The K.R. Cama Oriental Institute
ms. R 415a
f. 001v
Osterreichische Nationalbibliothek
ms. Mixt. 1519