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Garshâsp, an ancestor of Rustam, kills a dragon with a lance.

Mihrâs wrestles with Barzû's dîv before the entrance to the dîv's cave.

Garshâsp hits a lion with his mace.

Zâl (with a black beard) celebrates the birth of a son.

Shâhnâmah = The Book of Kings. p. 171v

Rustam spears Pîlsam and lifts him into the air.

Gurgîn kills Andarîmân.

Farâmarz kills a Turanian before the fortress of Hisâr.

Manûchihr beheads his uncle Salm in battle.

Shâhnâmah [Text Page]

Bahman and his courtiers look at the body of Farâmarz.

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Kay Khusrau bids farewell to his court.

Akvân dîv about to fling the sleeping Rustam into the sea.

Barzû's mother tells Rustam of the lineage of her son.

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The dying Bahrâm places a crown on the head of his successor Shâpûr.

Surkhah, the son of Afrâsiyâb, is executed by Zavâra.

Zâl kills the Turanian hero Kulbâd.

Rustam wrestles with Suhrâb.

Kay Khusrau kills Shîdah.

Shâhnâmah [Text Page]

Bîzhan kills Balâshânwith a mace.

Rustam's Seventh Feat: he kills the white dîv.

Bartah cleaves open Kuhram's head with his sword.

Rûdâba giving birth to Rustam.

Shâhnâmah = The Book of Kings. p. 253.

Shâhnâmah [Text Page]

Shâhnâmah [Text Page]

Rustam drinks wine with Kay Qubâd.

Manûchihr and his army degeat the forces of Kâkvî, the grandson of Zahhâk.

Iskandar visits with King Darâ (Darius) in a garden.

Farîburz, the son of Kay Kâ'ûs, hits Kâlbad.

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Rustam's Third Feat: he kills a dragon.

Rustam mounted on Rakhsh attacks Khabâs, the son of Akvân dîv.

Zâl before the palace of Rûdâbah.

Jamshîd enthroned flanked by an angel and a swordbearer.

The baby Rustam in swaddling clothes is suckled by one of his ten wet nurses.

Shâhnâmah [Text Page]

Shâhnâmah [Text Page]

[Title page] [Sarlawh?] with "marginal drawings of gold plants, trees, and animals".

The sîmurgh brings Zâl to Sâm.

The execution of Jamshîd by the order of Zahhâk.

Tawurk, the grandfather of Garshâsp, captures Sarnud of Hind (India).

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

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Garshâsp captured the dîv Mahrâs.

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Gustaham fights Lahhâk.

Rustam shoots Ashkabûs.

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Gîv kills Gurûy (or Gurwî).

Pîrân escapes from Gûdarz.

Gushtâsb is greeted by Zâl in Sîstân.

Barzû, the grandson of Rustam, captures Gurgîn.

Suhrâb removes Gurdâfrîd's helmet and discovers his adversary is a woman.

Suhrâb captures Hajîr.

Kay Khusrau executes Afrâsiyâb.

Rustam catches Rakhsh.

Siyâvush stands captive before Afrâsiyâb and members of his court.

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A battle between Iranians and Turanians.

Zahhâk enthroned listens to the archimages who predict his overthrow by Farîdûn.

Rustam kills Alkûs.

Rustam as a child kills an enraged white elephant.

[Illuminated chapter heading.]

Furûhil and Zangûlah fight.

Afrâsiâb and his troops pursue the army of Qarân.

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Shâhnâmah = The Book of Kings. p. 253v.

Shâhnâmah = The Book of Kings.

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Isfandiyâr, who has cut off Arjâsp's head, holds the dead man's crown.

Rustam drags Sûdâbah from her throne.

Bahrâm Gûr on horseback surveys two dead lions and is advised by an old man not to kill any more.

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Shâhnâmah = The Book of Kings. p. 288.

Farâmarz slays a fleeing soldier.

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Rustam captures Kâmûs.

Isfandiyâr's Fifth Exploit: he kills the sîmurgh.

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Above, Bîzhan fights Rû'în. [] Below, Hajîr leads away the dead Sipahram.

Front cover of binding

Tûr kills his brother Îraj.

Gîv fights Lahhâk.

Rustam hits Kâfûr.

Kay Khusrau kills the shah of Makrân in battle.

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Shâhnâmah = The Book of Kings. p. 254v.

Farâmarz, a son of Rustam, strikes Shîrm.

Afrâsiyâb gives Pîrân a robe of honor.

Rustam shoots Shaghâd.

Iskandar (Alexander the Great) cuts off the head of a dragon.

Farâmarz slays Mihârk.

Manûchihr lifts his fleeing uncle.

Kay Khusrau celebrates on his return to Iran.

Farâmarz kills Takhânû in battle.