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The Shahnama of Firdausi manuscript
Museum of Islamic Art
Hegira 890 / AD 1485-1586
This copy of the famous Shahnama of Firdausi, probably from Shiraz, contains 73 illustrations of the glorious history of the kings of Persia. This copy can be dated from the 15th century since the preface refers to Baysunghurm, one of the Timurid princes. The date of AH 790 (AD 1387) was given probably to age the manuscript but the preface provides enough information to situate the book in the Timurid period.
"The Shahnama of Firdausi manuscript" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2017. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;qt;Mus21;21;en
MWNF Working Number: QT 21