Shâhnâmah = Book of Kings. (First half of manuscript only)

Collection Data

Names
Firdawsî (Author)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: ca. 1133-1138 [1720-1725]
Place: Kashmîr?
Library locations
Spencer Collection
Shelf locator: Spencer Coll. Pers. ms. 62
Topics
Manuscripts, Persian
Islamic painting
Notes
Ownership: Purchased in Beverly Hills, 1950.
Content: The text ends with the accession of Luhrâsp, and includes stories from the Barzûnâmah (ff.329-401) [Schmitz, p.186]
Citation/reference: Schmitz, III.11.
Content: Nine replaced folios are: 26, 50, 58, 66, 116, 133, 198, 459, and 469. Six replacement folios [seven? - 26, 50, 58, 116, 198, 459, and 469 ]have small miniatures painted in an unusual style with stippling that copies Indian or Persian lithographs of the second half of the nineteenth century. [Shmitz, p. 186]
Content: Incipit: sipâs va âfarîn mar khudây râ ... (f. 1v) / bi-nâm-i khudâvand-i jân u khirad ... (f. 17v)
Physical Description
Extent: Cream paper. [Def.: with water damage]. 491 folios (including 9 replacement folios). 51.2 x 31 cm. Nasta''lîq. 122 miniatures.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 9c1d03b0-c6c6-012f-0119-58d385a7bc34
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