Manuscript/Mixed Material Muntakhab-i Shāhʹnāmah-i Ḥakīm Abū al-Qāsim Firdawsī, ʻalayhi al-raḥmah va al-maghfirah منتخب شاهنامه حكيم ابو قاسم فردوسى، عليه الرحمة و المغفرة
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- Muntakhab-i Shāhʹnāmah-i Ḥakīm Abū al-Qāsim Firdawsī, ʻalayhi al-raḥmah va al-maghfirah
- منتخب شاهنامه حكيم ابو قاسم فردوسى، عليه الرحمة و المغفرة
- Selections from the Shāhnāmah of Firdawsī.
- This manuscript from the early 17th century contains selections from the Shāhnāmeh (Book of kings), the epic-historical work of Persian literature composed at the end of the tenth century by the poet Abū al-Qāsim Firdawsī (940-1020). This beloved epic of pre-Islamic Persia (present-day Iran) was widely read in Persia, Afghanistan, and Central Asia. The manuscript contains three half-page paintings showing different battles. The text is preceded by an introduction and table of contents (folios 1b-6b) and is written in black ink in a nastaʻliq script. The pages are in four columns of 25 lines each within a blue-cream-gold-cream-gold border. Rubrication is used, and there are catchwords on the recto pages. A few notes and corrections have been made in the margins. The colophon states that the manuscript was completed on Jamādī al-Avval, 14, 1027 (May 9, 1618); the place of writing is not given. The binding, newer and of Central Asian origin, is olive-green leather with embossed medallions, two in dark red, with a light-red leather spine. World Digital Library.
Created / Published
- 14 Jamādī al-Avval 1027 [9 May 1618]
- - Manuscripts, Persian--Washington (D.C.)
- - Iran
- - Tajikistan
- - Uzbekistan
- - Colophon: Tammat al-kitāb bi-ʻawn al-Malik al-Wahhāb Kitāb-i Shāhnāmah guftār-i Firdawsī, navvara Allāh marqadahu tamām shūd, rūz-i panjshanbih 14 māh-i Jamādī al-Avval sanah-i 1027, bi-khaṭṭ-i faqīr-i haqīr Allāh Sayyid ʻAliʼ valad Sayyid Hāshim, ghafara Allāh z̲unūbahu va satara ʻuyūbah.
- - Contains three half page paintings for various battles and combat.
- - Folio 1b-92a.
- - Library of Congress Persian manuscript, 303/36A.
- - Manuscript.
- - Nastaʻliq; 25 lines in four columns in written aren 24 x 13.5 cm.
- - Newer Central Asian binding; olive green leather with embossed medallions, two in dark red; light red leather spine.
- - Paper; cream-colored laid paper; black ink; rubrication; pages in four colums within a blue-cream-gold-cream-gold border; few marginal notes and corrections; catchwords on rectos. text preceded by and introduction and table of contents (folios 1b-6b).
- - Title from folio 7a.
- - Written in Iran, newer Central Asian binding.
- - Browne, E. G. Literary history of Persia, v. 1, p. 110-123
- - Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress website.
- - Persian.
- - digital files not viewed; td12 2013-7-16
- 1, 92 leaves (25 lines) bound : paper; 30.7 x 17.5 cm
Call Number/Physical Location
- PK6455 .A2 1618
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Credit Line: Library of Congress, African and Middle East Division, Near East Section Persian Manuscript Collection
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Firdawsī. Muntakhab-i Shāhʹnāmah-i Ḥakīm Abū al-Qāsim Firdawsī, ʻalayhi al-raḥmah va al-maghfirah. [14 Jamādī al-Avval 9 May 1618, 1618] Manuscript/Mixed Material. https://www.loc.gov/item/2012498627/.
APA citation style:
Firdawsī. (1618) Muntakhab-i Shāhʹnāmah-i Ḥakīm Abū al-Qāsim Firdawsī, ʻalayhi al-raḥmah va al-maghfirah. [14 Jamādī al-Avval 9 May 1618] [Manuscript/Mixed Material] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2012498627/.
MLA citation style:
Firdawsī. Muntakhab-i Shāhʹnāmah-i Ḥakīm Abū al-Qāsim Firdawsī, ʻalayhi al-raḥmah va al-maghfirah. [14 Jamādī al-Avval 9 May 1618, 1618] Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2012498627/>.