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open Armenia 1 1 56 56
open Australia 2 2 2 2
open Austria 1 3 85 85
open Belgium 1 1 0
open Canada 3 35 62 9 28 16 5 2 2
open Denmark 2 37 73 6 16 31 14 2 4
open Egypt 1 7 239 71 72 49 14 11 22
open France 9 61 1035 10 202 288 290 86 111 48
open Georgia 2 12 74 1 16 44 13
open Germany 9 46 1227 41 183 330 425 88 101 59
open Greece 1 3 3 2 1
open Hungary 4 6 58 20 2 36
open India 38 109 3000 74 381 369 774 83 1028 17 274
open Iran 19 91 1784 4 149 623 234 88 473 213
open Iraq 1 1 0
open Ireland 2 29 632 110 62 143 151 106 58 2
open Israel 1 15 52 6 17 3 25 1
open Italy 9 12 336 1 17 91 176 51
open Kuwait 2 18 58 9 36 1 1 2 9
open Malaysia 2 4 18 2 15 1
open Netherlands 1 1 20 20
open Pakistan 19 45 235 4 15 65 147 1 3
open Poland 5 5 30 29 1
open Portugal 1 1 0
open Qatar 1 16 168 6 10 18 134
open Romania 1 1 1 1
open Russia 5 33 1147 53 149 201 451 162 131
open Singapore 1 2 2 2
open Spain 1 1 80 80
open Sweden 1 2 31 31
open Switzerland 6 132 635 45 151 199 98 23 116 1 2
open Tajikistan 2 4 39 32 7
open Turkey 6 77 1218 140 546 453 79
close UK 26 308 4309 35 750 1172 1009 483 643 12 201
close Birmingham, Special Collections open 1 72 20 52
close Cambridge, Ancient Indian and Iran Trust open 1 29 29
close Cambridge, Cheffins open 1 5 5
close Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Museum open 5 101 28 4 69
close Cambridge, University Library open 10 269 11 69 12 1 119 12 45
close Exeter, Devon and Exeter Institution open 1 0
close London, The British Library open 39 1293 295 347 457 104 86 4
close Additional 15531 open 48 48
002v Prince on a balcony (frontispiece) open              
003r Courtiers at a banquet (frontispiece) open              
010r Prince with his retinue (frontispiece) open              
012r The Prophet and his Companions in a ship open              
013v Kayumars enthroned open              
022v Zuhhak clubbed by Faridun watched by Jamshid's sisters, Arnavaz and Shahrinaz open              
050v Zal bestows the kingship of Zabulistan on his son Zal open              
061r Zav, son of Tahmasp enthroned at his accession open              
071v Rustam confronts the divs after killing Arzhang open              
080r Rustam and his army fighting Afrasiyab open              
091r Rustam and Suhrab fighting open              
100r The fire ordeal of Siyavush open              
111v Siyavush and Farangis together open              
119v Guruy executes Siyavush open              
129r Kai Khusrau embracing Giv after Giv had found him at the end of seven years search open              
143v Farud discharging an arrow to pin Zarasp to his saddle open              
153v Dying Bahram beseeching Giv, his brother, to spare Tazhav open              
166v Kamus fighting Tus and Giv open              
177r Rustam kills Gahar Gahani open              
187v Rustam kills Akvan Div open              
198r Manizha appeals to Rustam open              
210r Bizhan kills Human open              
223r Gudarz pursuing Piran up the mountain open              
236r Kai Khusrau kills Shida open              
240r Kai khusrau holding a council of war before attacking Afrasiyab open              
256r Kay Kavus and Kay Khusrau celebrate their return to Iran open              
263v Kai Khusrau, having appointed Luhrasp as his successor, rides off into the desert open              
280r Battle between the armies of Gushtasp and Arjasp open              
308r Isfandiyar in conversation with Pashutan before their battle open              
318r Rustam on Rakhsh impaled in the pit of spears watched by Shaghdad and Zavara open              
325r The accession of Darab open              
337r The iron cavalry filled with flaming naphtha routing Fur's war elephants open              
345r Iskandar welcomed at Harum the city of women open              
355v Ardashir and his army routing Ardavan's army open              
366r Shapur, son of Ardashir, enthroned at his accession open              
381v Bahram Gur, Munzir and Nu'man receive a Persian delegation at Jahrum open              
395v Bahrm Gur hunts onagers open              
407r Reconciliation between Bahram Gur and Shangal open              
419v Anushirvan looking down from a balcony at Babak who has been mustering troops open              
436r The Khaqan of Chin with captives open              
445v Buzurjmihr invents the game of backgammon and shows how it is played open              
460v Anushirvan's army besieging Aleppo open              
484v Khusrau Parviz and Bahram Chubina parley before their battle open              
501v Battle between Khusrau Parviz and Bahram Chubina open              
514r Gurdiya is given a warm reception by Khusrau Parviz open              
525r The accession of Shiruy, son of Khusrau Parviz open              
531v Shiruy with his counsellors watched by Shirin open              
539r Yazdagird abandoned by his own army retreating before the Turkman troops of Bizhan open              
open Additional 16761 open 40 40
open Additional 18188 open 72 72
open Additional 18804 open 97 97
open Additional 27257 open 56 56
open Additional 27258 open 64 64
open Additional 27261 open 2 2
open Additional 27302 open 52 52
open Additional 5600 open 90 90
open Additional 6609 open 5 5
open Additional 6610 open 47 47
open Additional 7724 open 10 10
open I.O.Islamic 119 open 5 5
open I.O.Islamic 1256 open 28 28
open I.O.Islamic 133 open 24 24
open I.O.Islamic 301 open 27 27
open I.O.Islamic 3254 open 52 48 4
open I.O.Islamic 3263 open 23 23
open I.O.Islamic 3265 open 41 41
open I.O.Islamic 3540 open 60 60
open I.O.Islamic 741 open 10 10
open I.O.Islamic 742 open 5 5
open I.O.Islamic 966 open 65 65
open Oriental 11842 open 14 14
open Oriental 12084 open 18 18
open Oriental 12085 open 16 16
open Oriental 12086 open 5 5
open Oriental 12483 open 30 30
open Oriental 12688 open 90 90
open Oriental 13859 open 28 28
open Oriental 1403 open 94 94
open Oriental 14403 open 3 3
open Oriental 14548 open 0
open Oriental 2926 open 9 9
open Oriental 2926, 2976 open 0
open Oriental 2976 open 9 9
open Oriental 371 open 7 7
open Oriental 4384 open 9 9
open Oriental 4906 open 38 38
close London, The British Museum open 34 73 14 7 8 5 37 1 1
close London, Christie's open 47 188 19 93 32 8 14 22
close London, Colnaghi Auction House open 1 1 1
close London , Francesca Galloway open 4 4 3 1
close London, Keir Collection open 29 142 10 63 26 43
close London, Noor Collection open 1 0
close London, Royal Asiatic Society open 2 51 35 1 14 1
close London, Sam Fogg open 14 94 1 39 10 34 10
close London, School of Oriental & African Studies open 6 101 6 47 43 5
close London , Simon Ray open 1 1 1
close London, Sotheby's open 59 192 8 1 127 29 23 4
close London , Spink open 2 3 2 1
close London, Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding open 19 48 28 20
close Manchester, John Rylands University Library of Manchester open 11 649 101 282 104 162
close Oxford, All Souls College open 2 69 21 48
close Oxford, Bodleian Library open 14 709 2 173 56 41 237 89 109
close Oxford, Merton College open 1 18 16
close St Andrews, University of St Andrews Library open 1 37 37
close Windsor, Windsor Castle open 2 160 88 71 1
open USA 40 409 3600 335 300 783 1048 266 700 33 132
open Uzbekistan 1 13 253 129 109 3 3 9
open destroyed 2 2 1 1
open dispersed mss 1 15 512 412 43 50 7
open private collections 12 40 257 124 9 23 91 1 1 8
open unknown country 1 4 7 1 6
open unknown location 3 10 0