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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 3 35 61 9 27 16 5 2 2
open Denmark 2 38 75 6 16 31 16 2 4
open Egypt 1 7 239 71 72 49 14 11 22
open France 9 62 1011 10 192 280 286 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 2963 75 381 369 737 83 1028 17 273
open Iran 19 100 2241 4 145 744 351 106 656 235
open Iraq 1 1 0
open Ireland 2 29 632 109 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 6 131 634 45 150 199 98 23 116 1 2
open Tajikistan 2 4 39 32 7
open Turkey 6 81 1284 140 594 468 79 3
close UK 26 327 4374 35 751 1191 1025 423 747 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, 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 52 307 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 6 101 6 47 43 5
close London , Simon Ray open 1 1 1
close London, Sotheby's open 73 209 8 7 132 34 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 11 642 97 280 103 162
open OR F40 Q vol.1 open 13 13
open OR F40 Q vol.2 open 13 13
open Ryl Pers 220 open 0
open Ryl Pers 525 open 76 76
open Ryl Pers 8 open 19 19
open Ryl Pers 869 open 86 86
open Ryl Pers 9 open 65 65
open Ryl Pers 909 open 103 103
open Ryl Pers 910 open 102 102
close   Ryl Pers 932 open 41 41
001v Illuminated opening page open              
002r Illuminated opening page open              
007v The court of Sultan Mahmud open              
015v Illuminated 'unvan open              
018v Gaymarth seated on a tiger-skin among rocks, surrounded by his courtiers in animal skins open              
027v Faridun feasting with Kundrau, minister of Zahhak open              
042r Enthronement of Manuchihr open              
064r Rustam and the mad elephant open              
070v Battle between the Persians and Turanians in which Nauzar is captured open              
078r Rustam lifts Afrasiyab from the saddle open              
087v Rustam and the White Div open              
096v Kay Ka'us in his flying machine open              
112v Rustam bewailing the dying Suhrab open              
122r The fire ordeal of Siyavush. open              
164v Kay Khusraw attacking the fortress of Bahram open              
193v Fariburz consummates his marriage to Firangis, widow of Siyavush and mother of Kay Khusraw open              
211r Rustam drags the Khaqan from his elephant open              
226r Bizhan brought before Afrasiyab open              
247v Nastihan's night-attack on the Persian camp, during which he was killed by Bizhan open              
273r Kay Khusrau and Shida wrestling open              
292r Execution of Garsivaz and Afrasiyab by Kay Khusrau open              
301v Enthronement of Luhrasp open              
308r Gushtasb and the dragon open              
318r Battle between the Persians and Turanians in which Zarir was killed open              
329v Isfandiyar enquires of Gurgsar concerning the Brazen Fortress open              
355r Rustam shoots Isfandiyar in the eyes open              
371r Iskandar, disguised as a legate, before Dara. open              
381v Battle between the armies of Iskandar and the Fur open              
389v Iskandar and his men destroying the dragon among the rocks open              
402v Battle between Ardashir and Ardavan open              
408r Ardashir recognises his son Shapur playing hockey with other boys open              
433v Bahram Gur snatches the crown from between two lions open              
449v Battle between Bahram Gur and the Khaqan in which the latter was captured open              
460r Shangul King of Hind entertained by Bahram Gur open              
477v Anushirvan leading his army to war with Caesar open              
510r Anushirvan and the gray bearded Indian envoy with his puzzles open              
525r Bahram Chubina riding to visit King Hurmuzd open              
539v Execution of Ayin Gashasp before Khusrau enthroned open              
561v Battle between Khusraw and Bahram Chubina in which the former escapes open              
574r Gurdiya displaying his hosrsmanship before Khusrau, who is shown enthroned with Shirin open              
591v Shirin before the parricide Shiruye open              
open Ryl Pers 933 open 124 32 92
close Oxford, All Souls College open 2 68 21 47
close Oxford, Bodleian Library open 14 648 2 173 56 41 179 91 104
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 41 411 3566 299 299 774 1005 268 728 33 158
open Uzbekistan 1 13 253 129 109 3 3 9
open destroyed 2 2 1 1
open dispersed mss 1 10 511 406 47 51 7
open private collections 14 43 247 125 9 23 80 1 1 8
open unknown country 1 4 7 1 6
open unknown location 3 10 0