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Shahnama Project : Shahnama


Shahnama Project

<p style='text-align: justify;'><p>The manuscript contains only the second half of the Shahnama, starting with the reign of Luhrasp, but is missing one or two folios at each end. The text ends with a page of chalipa script; unfortunately the following folio, which would have contained the colophon, is missing, and 'replaced' by the Qajar watecolour.</p><p>Rubrics in red nasta'liq on a gold ground. The catchwords are in place, though sometimes partly trimmed.</p><p>This is essentially quite a good and attractive copy of the Shahnama, which has been very badly treated and in many places (especially the paintings) deliberately spoiled.</p><p>The text departs very considerably from the standard editions of the poem, many lines not being found in the concordance.</p><p>Data initially collected by Shreve Simpson. Ms. also inspected by Ch.M., 4 November 2008.</p><p>For the complete manuscript, and some additional information, see now the valuable website of the Walters Museum:</p><p></p></p>

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