A leaf from the Aga Khan Museum's Shahnama of Shah Tahmasp, Iran, c.1532, showing Firdausi and three Ghaznavid court poets: *more information*; click on the image for a large scan

Source: http://www.akdn.org/museum/detail.asp?artifactid=1446
(downloaded Apr. 2011)

From a Shah Namah calligraphed in Shiraz, 1561/2

Source: http://www.harvardmagazine.com/on-line/050546.html
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"This painting, Kay Khusraw Reviews His Army—of ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper, measuring 14 2/3 by 9 1/2 inches—is from a manuscript copy of the Shahnama made in Shiraz in the Fars province of Iran in 1561-62."

*Bath scene illustrating the story in the preface of how Firdawsi scornfully gave away to a bath house attendant half the paltry rewarded Sultan Mahmud gave him for writing Shahnama. A miniature painting from a sixteenth century manuscript of the epic poem of Shahnama, 1580-1600* (BL)

An illustration from a Shah-namah from the early 1600's, from the Sackler Gallery

Source: http://www.asia.si.edu/collections/zoomObject.cfm?ObjectId=3498
(downloaded Feb. 2006)

Another illustration from a Shah-namah-- click on it for entry into the *Princeton Shahnama Project*

Source: http://www.princeton.edu/~shahnama/
(downloaded Feb. 2006)

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