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Rustam grabs the tail of Chingish's horse.

Gîv pulls Tazhâv off his horse with a noose.

Suhrâb and Rustam fight.

Rustam, fully armed and wearing his traditional tiger-skin coat and leopard hat, comes out through a gateway to kill an enraged white elephant that has trampled its keeper.

Gushtâsp (Gushtâsb) slays a dragon.

Kay Kâ'ûs receives his grandson Kay Khusrau.

Nûshîrvân, asleep with his head in the lap of his devoted minister Buzurjmihr, had his jeweled armlet stolen by a bird and unjustly accuses his minister of the theft.

Rustam's Sixth Feat: he kills Arzhang dîv.

Rustam, having killed Afrâsiyâb's horse with his spear, attacks the Tûrânian leader.

Gîv, dressed in a tiger-skin coat and helmet, leads the young Kay Khusrau and his mother Farangîs across the Oxus.

Sarlawh = Frontispiece

Iskandar and Khizr (on a mule), both holding shining globes that light their way through the gloom, ride towards the Fountain of Life.

Rustam's First Feat: Rakhsh kills a lion while Rustam sleeps.

Gayûmars seated, surrounded by wild beasts, including a lion, a tiger, giraffe, and horned deer.

Shâh Shâpûr II, disguised as a merchant, travels to Rûm and arranged an audience with Qaysar (the Byzantine emperor).

Afrâsiyâb dictates a letter to Siyâvush.

A party of Iranian soldiers with drawn swords chases Farûd, who defends himself with a mace.

Khusrau Parvîz, seated on the throne at Madâ'în, is surrounded by courtiers, including a cook in a big white hat and white robe.

Iskandar lies dying.

Firdausî approaches the three poets of Shâh Mahmûd who sit reading while servants prepare meat on a spit behind them.

Gîv and Tûs fight with Kâmûs.

Rustam's Fourth Feat: he kills the sorcerer.

A Roman commander pays homage to Khusrau Parvîz in the city of Warigh.

Pîlsam fights with Rustam.

Pîrân leads the Turanian forces against the Iranians.

Ardashîr enthroned.

Rustam views Suhrâb's tomb.

Khusrau Parvîz kills the horse of Bahrâm Chûbîna with a bow and arrow.

Farîdûn, seated on his throne, surrounded by five courtiers.

Siyâvush undergoes the fire ordeal.

Zahhak enthroned, surrounded by five courtiers.

Iskandar relaxing in his camp.

The king of Hâmâvarân sues Rustam for peace.

Kisrâ, who is later called Nûshîrvân, ascends the Iranian throne.

Bîzhan followed by his companion Gurgîn talks with Manîzha's nurse.

Kay Khusrau executes Afrâsiyâb and his brother.

Siyâvush plays polo with Afrâsiyâb.

Rustam attacks Akvân Dîv, who is described in the text as in the guise of an onager of invisible, but here is shown as a dîv.

Siyâvush and Afrâsiyâb feasting on the occasion of Siyâvush's marriage to Farangîs.

Rustam, roasting an onager, kicks aside the rock pushed by Bahman.

Jânûsiyâr and Mâhiyâr, ministers of Dârâ who arranged his murder, are hung from a gibbet and shot with arrows at Iskandar's orders.

Rustam kneels, grieving before the mortally wounded Suhrâb.

Qubâd, son of Pîrûz, enthroned at Ctesiphon, delivers an oration to the Iranians.

Garsîvaz leads Manîzha next to the pit where Bîzhan is imprisoned.

Front cover of binding

Dârâb, the son of Bahman and grandson of Isfandiyâr, seated in a domed hexagonal pavilion in a courtyard, his mother Queen Humây on a smaller throne, to the left.

Dârâ, the son of Dârâb, sits on the throne with supports in the form of gold lions.

The envoy of the king of Hind presents a letter to the enthroned Nûshîrvân.

Iskandar marches through Hind (India) where the people of the cities open their gates to him.

Suhrâb raises his dagger to kill Rustam in their second combat.

The Turkish troops attack the forces of Bîzhan.

The meeting of Rustam and Isfandiyâr.

Garzîvaz visits Siyâvush at Siyâvushgîrd.

The Iranians battle the army of Turan.

Bahrâm Chûbînah's forces defeated by the army led by Khusrau Parvîz.

The three sons of Farîdûn.

Manûchihr kills his uncle Salm by striking him in the head with his sword.

Qaydâfah, queen of Andalûs, recognizes Iskandar, who has come to her court disguised as his own ambassador.

Ardashîr and King Ardavân dispute the hunt's spoils.

Rustam shoots Isfandiyâr in the eyes with a double-pointed arrow.

Bahrâm Gûr disguised as his own ambassador gives a letter to Shangal, king of Hind (India).

Bahrâm Chûbînah kills the dragon that has devoured the daughter of the Khâqân of Chîn.

Kay Khusrau enthroned, surrounded by eight courtiers.

Another battle against the soldiers of Zangbâr.

The troops of Bahrâm Chûbînah defeat those of Sâvah Shâh.

Rustam comes to the chamber of Tahmînah, daughter of the king of Samarkand.

Shâh Shâpûr II, disguised as a merchant, travels to Rûm and arranged an audience with Qaysar (the Byzantine emperor).

Manûchihr killing his uncle Tûr by spearing him in the back.

Siyâvush beheaded by Gurûy.

Naudar beheaded before Afrâsiyâb.

Kay Khusrau leads the Iranian forces against the Turanians.

Rustam captures Rakhsh.

Isfandiyâr lays the booty of his Turan conquest before the throne of Gushtâsp.

Isfandiyâr rides through the Tûrânian encirclement to the mountain where Gushtâsp and his army are beleaguered.

Iskandar, seated on a platform in a courtyard, dictates a letter to the Khâqân of Chîn.

Rûdâbah standing on the top of a fortified tower, lets down her long tresses to Zâl.

Arjâsp's army lead by his son Kuhram chases the retreating Iranian forces.

Rustam captures the King of Mâzandarân and takes him before the tent of Kay Kâ'ûs.

Bahrâm Chûbînah is killed in Marv by Qulûn at the instigation of Kharrâd son of Barzîn.

The text concerns Zâl's fight with the Turanian hero Khazarvân, but the illustration shows Rustam in his traditional costume and mounted on Rakhsh striking off the head of a dragon with his sword.

The birth of Rustam.

[Frontispiece] Shamsahs = sunburst pattern.

Sarlawh = Frontispiece

[Gemini, as seen in the heavens. Mirror image of f. 91?]

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