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open Armenia 1 1 62 62
open Australia 2 2 2 2
open Austria 1 3 85 85
open Belgium 1 1 0
open Canada 4 37 63 9 27 17 6 2 2
open Denmark 2 38 75 6 16 31 16 2 4
open Egypt 1 7 238 70 72 49 14 11 21 1
open France 9 62 1010 10 192 280 285 86 109 48
open Georgia 2 12 73 1 15 44 13
open Germany 10 49 1237 41 182 340 426 88 101 59
open Greece 1 3 3 2 1
open Hungary 4 6 58 20 2 36
open India 37 109 2962 75 381 368 737 83 1028 17 273
open Iran 19 100 2234 4 145 743 347 106 655 234
open Iraq 1 1 0
open Ireland 2 29 631 108 62 144 151 106 58 2
open Israel 2 15 52 6 17 3 25 1
open Italy 9 12 335 1 17 90 176 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 17 45 235 4 15 65 147 1 3
open Poland 5 5 30 29 1
open Portugal 1 1 0
open Qatar 1 16 167 6 10 18 133
open Romania 1 1 1 1
open Russia 5 33 1148 53 149 202 450 162 131 1
open Singapore 1 2 2 2
open Spain 1 1 80 80
open Sweden 1 2 31 31
open Switzerland 6 129 629 45 150 195 97 23 116 1 2
open Tajikistan 2 4 39 32 7
open Turkey 6 81 1285 140 595 468 79 3
close UK 27 334 4375 36 750 1192 1026 423 746 12 186
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, Bonhams open 3 3 1 2
close London, The British Library open 39 1293 296 347 457 104 86 3
close London, The British Museum open 34 73 14 7 8 5 37 1 1
close London, Christie's open 53 307 17 109 44 7 118 12
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 92 1 39 10 32 10
close London, School of Oriental & African Studies open 6 100 5 47 43 5
close London , Simon Ray open 1 1 1
close London, Sotheby's open 76 213 9 7 134 35 23 5
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 11 640 96 279 103 162
close Oxford, All Souls College open 2 68 21 47
close Oxford, Bodleian Library open 14 645 2 173 56 41 177 90 104
open Bodl. Or. 716 open 0
open Canonici Or. 122 open 1 1
open Dep. b. 5 open 31 31
open Elliott 325 open 56 55 1
open Fraser 60 open 44 15 29
open Indian Institute Pers. 32 open 82 9 73
open Indian Institute Pers. 7 open 1 1
close   Or. 716 open 171 2 169
Binding open              
Doublure open              
010v Illuminated page open              
010v Illuminated page open              
014r The Div Khazarvan fights Siyamak open              
018r Jamshid sawn in half before Zahhak open              
025v Faridun attended by his sons and their wives open              
027v Salm and Tur send a message to Faridun open              
033r Iraj with his brothers Salm and Tur open              
041r Zal by Rudaba's castle open              
044v Scene from the Samnama open              
050r Scene from the Samnama open              
060v Scene from the Samnama open              
071v Scene from the Samnama open              
076v Scene from the Samnama open              
079v Scene from the Samnama open              
080v Scene from the Samnama open              
083v The Simurgh carries Zal to her nest open              
094v Zal comes to Sam in Kabul open              
100r Zal marries Rudaba open              
105r Nauzar enthroned open              
107v Barman kills Qubad open              
109r Visa finds his son dead open              
113r Rustam catches Rakhsh open              
117v A minstrel div tempts Kay Kavus to invade Mazandaran open              
122r Rustam's fourth labour: he kills the witch open              
126v Rustam fights the Mazandarani champion Juya open              
129r Kay Kavus asks the king of Hamavaran to marry his daughter open              
135r Rustam fights Afrasiyab open              
136v Rustam kills Alkus in combat open              
137v Rustam rests after hunting on the Turanian border open              
139v Suhrab fights Hujir open              
146v The first combat of Rustam and Suhrab open              
149r Rustam mortally wounds Suhrab open              
149v Suhrab overthrows Rustam in their second combat open              
155r Rustam introduces Siyavush to Kay Kavus open              
159v The fire ordeal of Siyavush open              
164v Kay Kavus replies to Siyavush open              
170r Siyavush displays his archery skill before Afrasiyab open              
177v Garsivaz with Siyavush open              
182r Guruy executes Siyavush open              
185v Faramarz kills Varazad open              
187v Pilsam spears Giv open              
191v Giv finds Kay Khusrau in Turan open              
194v The battle of Piran and Giv open              
200r The coronation of Kay Khusrau open              
200v Kay Kavus receives Kay Khusrau on his arrival from Turan open              
203r Kay Khusrau distributes gifts to his chief warriors open              
208v Farud shoots Tus's horse from under him open              
214v Piran attacks the Iranian camp at night open              
215v The Turanians defeat the Iranians open              
222r Tus kills Arzhang open              
232r Kamus fights Giv open              
235r open              
240v Rustam confronts the forces of Turan and Chin open              
243v Rustam kills Gahar Gahani open              
249r Puladvand lifts Giv and Tus from their saddles open              
250v Rustam remounts while Puladvand escapes open              
256r Bizhan slaughters the wild boar open              
257r Manizha entertains Bizhan in the meadows open              
257v Bizhan is brought to Manizha's palace open              
268r Rustam and Bizhan carry out a raid on Afrasiyab's palace open              
269v Rustam and Bizhan defeat Afrasiyab in battle open              
275r Scene from the Barzunama open              
279v Barzu wounds Rustam in combat open              
290r open              
292v open              
301r open              
302r open              
308r open              
311r open              
322v open              
328r open              
334r The fifth combat: Ruhham kills Barman open              
341v open              
348r open              
354r open              
359r open              
367r open              
373v open              
378r Caesar offers Katayun to Gushtasp in marriage open              
383r open              
390r The battle between Gushtasp and Arjasp open              
393r open              
396r Gushtasp puts Isfandiyar in chains open              
400r open              
411r open              
412v Rustam kicks aside the rock pushed by Bahman open              
419v open              
421r Rustam retreats from his first battle with Isfandiyar open              
428r Rustam kills Shaghad before dying open              
431r The execution of Faramarz open              
440r Iskandar attends the dying Dara open              
457r Iskandar builds a wall against Gog and Magog open              
472r Hurmuzd before Shapur during a polo game open              
488r Shapur son of Shapur enthroned open              
490v open              
496r Bahram Gur fights two lions to win the throne open              
504r open              
516r open              
518r Bahram enthroned open              
526r Sufaray battles Khushnavaz open              
537v Battle of Kisra open              
542v open              
546v Kisra and Buzurjmihr open              
549r Execution of Kisra open              
549v open              
556r Anushirvan receives the Khaqan's daughter open              
560r Buzurjmihr arranges chess pieces before Anushirvan open              
578v open              
581r open              
583v Bahram Chubina fights Parmuda, the son of Sava Shah open              
593v open              
598r open              
609v open              
612r open              
616r open              
628r open              
630r open              
633v open              
open Ouseley 344 open 41 41
open Ouseley 369 open 24 24
open Ouseley Add. 176 open 63 63
open Pers. c. 4 open 55 55
open Whinfield 1 open 76 8 65 1
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 44 415 3521 301 284 745 1005 268 728 33 155
open Uzbekistan 1 13 253 129 109 3 3 9
open destroyed 2 2 1 1
open dispersed mss 1 10 512 406 48 51 7
open private collections 14 43 244 123 9 22 80 1 1 8
open unknown country 1 4 7 1 6
open unknown location 3 10 0