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.
27 Pins656 Followers
The Combat of Rustam and Puladvand

Book of kings (Shahnama), Binding, Walters Art Museum Ms. Upper board outside This is an illuminated and illustrated Safavid copy of the Book of kings (Shāhnāmah) by Firdawsī (d. 411 or 416 AH / CE), dating to the tenth century AH / sixteenth CE.

Bahram Gur Enthroned after Killing Two Lions

Book of kings (Shahnama), Binding, Walters Art Museum Ms. Upper board outside This is an illuminated and illustrated Safavid copy of the Book of kings (Shāhnāmah) by Firdawsī (d. 411 or 416 AH / CE), dating to the tenth century AH / sixteenth CE.

The Turanians Fight the Persians

On this folio from Walters manuscript the Turanians fight the Persians.

Double-page Illuminated Frontispiece

Book of kings (Shahnama), Binding, Walters Art Museum Ms. Upper board outside This is an illuminated and illustrated Safavid copy of the Book of kings (Shāhnāmah) by Firdawsī (d. 411 or 416 AH / CE), dating to the tenth century AH / sixteenth CE.

The Beheading of Siyavush

This folio from Walters manuscript depicts the beheading of Siyavush.

Rustam Rescues Bizhan from the Pit

Book of kings (Shahnama),Walters Art Museum Ms.

Gustaham Fights Lahhak and Farshidvard

Book of kings (Shahnama), Binding, Walters Art Museum Ms. Upper board outside This is an illuminated and illustrated Safavid copy of the Book of kings (Shāhnāmah) by Firdawsī (d. 411 or 416 AH / CE), dating to the tenth century AH / sixteenth CE.

Rustam Slays the White Div (the 7th Feat)

Book of kings (Shahnama), Binding, Walters Art Museum Ms. Upper board outside This is an illuminated and illustrated Safavid copy of the Book of kings (Shāhnāmah) by Firdawsī (d. 411 or 416 AH / CE), dating to the tenth century AH / sixteenth CE.

Illuminated Medallion

Book of kings (Shahnama), Binding, Walters Art Museum Ms. Upper board outside This is an illuminated and illustrated Safavid copy of the Book of kings (Shāhnāmah) by Firdawsī (d. 411 or 416 AH / CE), dating to the tenth century AH / sixteenth CE.

Kay Khusraw Attacks the Fortress of Bahman

On this folio from Walters manuscript Kay Khusraw attacks the fortress of Bahman.

Bahram Gur Hunting with Azadah

This folio from Walters manuscript depicts Bahram Gur hunting with Azadah.

Double-page Illuminated Frontispiece

This folio from Walters manuscript is the left side of a double-page illuminated frontispiece that precedes the preface of the text. The inscriptions are not legible.

Text Page of Shahnamah Preface

Text Page of Shahnamah Preface

Colophon

This colophon from Walters manuscript is the first of three. It gives the title of the preface as Dibachah-i Baysunghuri.

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