Title
Shāhnāmah : manuscript, 1718-1721
Shāh nāmah
Shāhnāmah
Name/Creator
Firdawsī., creator
Khalīl Allāh Haftʻqalamī, active 1720, calligrapher.
خليل الله هفت قلمي،, active 1720
ʻAbd al-Salām Kashmīrī, active 1720, painter.
ʻAbd al-Karīm Kashmīrī, active 1720, painter.
Sayyidʻzādah ʻIṣmat Allāh Khān, recipient.
Frye, Richard Nelson, 1920-, former owner.
HOLLIS IDDigital ObjectLocation
Houghton Library

Networked Resource
Language
Persian
Description
1 v. (405 leaves) in box : ill. ; 36 cm.
Form/Genre
text

print
Subject
Rustam (Iranian mythology) ;  Rustam (Iranian mythology) -- Pictorial works ;  Persian literature ;  Epic literature, Persian

Category
manuscript

Note
Written in a professional taʻlīq script in black ink, rubricated in red, 20 lines per page in 4 gold-ruled columns. Contains 115 miniatures portraying various scenes from the poem.

Written by the professional calligrapher Khalīl Allāh Haftʻqalamī probably in Lahore in 1131-1134 [1718-1722] (ff. 1r, 201v, 203r, 403r). Last miniature is signed by ʻAbd al-Salām and ʻAbd al-Karīm, residents of Kashmīr, Rajab 1134 [1722] (f. 398v).

The ms is prepared for Sayyidʻzādah ʻIṣmat Allāh Khān (f. 201r).

Bound in brown leather with onlays and tooling, gilt, rebacked.

MS Persian 78. Houghton Library, Harvard University.

In Persian.


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