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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Bahram Gur Enthroned after Killing Two Lions

Bahram Gur Enthroned after Killing Two Lions

Double-page Illuminated Frontispiece

Double-page Illuminated Frontispiece

Gustaham Fights Lahhak and Farshidvard

Gustaham Fights Lahhak and Farshidvard

Rustam Rescues Bizhan from the Pit

Rustam Rescues Bizhan from the Pit

The Combat of Rustam and Puladvand

The Combat of Rustam and Puladvand

The Turanians Fight the Persians

The Turanians Fight the Persians

Kay Khusraw Attacks the Fortress of Bahman

Kay Khusraw Attacks the Fortress of Bahman

Rustam Slays the White Div (the 7th Feat)

Rustam Slays the White Div (the 7th Feat)

The Beheading of Siyavush

The Beheading of Siyavush

Illuminated Medallion

Illuminated Medallion

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