Shahnama Walters 600

Walters manuscript W.600 is an illuminated and illustrated Safavid copy of the Book of kings (Shahnamah) by Firdawsi (died 411 or 416 AH/AD 1020-1025), dating to the 10th century AH/AD 16th. The preface, ordered by Baysunghur in 829 AH/AD 1425-1426, begins on fol. 2b. The Shahnamah text begins on fol. 14b with an inscribed illuminated titlepiece. It is divided into 2 parts. Eighteen paintings illustrate the text.
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Illuminated Medallion

Illuminated Medallion

Double-page Illuminated Frontispiece

Double-page Illuminated Frontispiece

Double-page Illuminated Frontispiece

Double-page Illuminated Frontispiece

Text Page of Shahnamah Preface

Text Page of Shahnamah Preface

Colophon

Colophon

Incipit Page with Illuminated Ttlepiece

Incipit Page with Illuminated Ttlepiece

The Court of Kayumars

The Court of Kayumars

Zal in the Court of Mihrab of Kabul

Zal in the Court of Mihrab of Kabul

Rustam Slays the White Div (the 7th Feat)

Rustam Slays the White Div (the 7th Feat)

Rustam Mortally Wounds Suhrab

Rustam Mortally Wounds Suhrab

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