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Rustam lifts Shangul from his saddle on his lance.

The troops of Afrâsiyâb attack the Iranian retainers of Siyâvush.

Iskandar receives tribute from the Khâqân of Chîn.

Rustam battles three Turanian soldiers.

Siyâvush undergoes the fire ordeal.

Hormuzd, seated in a small covered pavilion, talks with one of his father's ministers he has jailed.

Isfandiyâr's Third Exploit: he battles the dragon.

Rustam and Rakhsh dying in a pit filled with spears.

Tazhâv comes to fight with the Iranian army.

Iskandar fights with the inhabitants of Zangbâr (Zanzibar).

Afrâsiyâb and his forces stop at the Oxus; the old boatman has been tied up.

Rustam's Seven's Feat: he slays the White dîv.

Kay Khusrau meets with Rustam prior to his going to rescue Bîzhan.

The celebration of the birth of Shîrvî, the son of Khusrau Parvîz and Maryam, the daughter of the Qaysar of Rûm.

Rustam meets with Kay Kâ'ûs.

The young Siyâvush, son of Kay Kâ'ûs, on his way from Zâbulistân to his father's court with his army is showered with gold and ambergris by the people.

A man with a message for Gurâz allows himself to be captured by the Rûmî troops and his letter is read by Qaysar.

Suhrâb before the White Castle, his army behind him.

Gushtâsp (Gushtâsb) slays a wolf.

Barbâd, the musician, stands before Khusrau in his garden at Naurus.

Rustam captures Garsîva, the brother of Afrâsiyâb, and Jahn at the fortress of Gang-dizh.

The new king Kay Khusrau talks with nobles of his court.

Khusrau Parvîz, his hands bound, is led by two rustics wearing straw hats with high crowns, from a pavilion in a garden where he had taken refuge.

Rustam and the soldiers of Iran fight the Tûrânians.

Rustam kills Ashkabûs and his horse.

The young Kay Khusrau, dressed as a shepherd, is lead before Afrâsiyâb by Pîrân.

Farûd battles an Iranian soldier.

The confrontation between the army of Gushtâsp (Gushtâsb) and the army of Arjâsp.

Kay Khusrau crosses the sea in pursuit of Afrâsiyâb.

The soldiers of Afrâsiyâb battle the Iranians for the first time.

Bahrâm Gûr during his sojourn in India kills a unicorn (kharg).

A third battle against the soldiers of Zangbâr.

Bahrâm Gûr hunting, accompanied by his slave girl Âzâdah.

Pîrân leads the Turanian forces against the Iranians.

Isfandiyâr lifts Kuhrâm, one of Arjâsp's captains, above his head by his waistband.

Rustam, Yazdigird's general, slain by Sa'd, the son of Vaqqâs the Arab.

The body of Firdausî carried to the grave by four men.

Rustam after removing Bîzhan from the pit, bends over to remove his rope.

Iskandar kills Fûr of Hind in single combat by cleaving him down the middle with his sword.

Iskandar talks with the prophet Khizr about his quest for the Fountain of Life.

Qaydrûsh, the son of Qaydâfah the queen of Andalûs, is lead before the vizier Naitkun disguised as Iskandar - who orders his death.

Afrâsiyâb, who has dreamed of his defeat by the Iranians asks his sages to interpret his dream.

Jamshîd surrounded by members of his court.

Bahrâm Gûr kills a dragon that devoured a youth.

Rustam, wearing his leopard hat and armor, lifts Pîlsam off his horse on a spear.

Tarjumah-i Shâhnâmah [Translation of Shâhnâmah into Turkish]

Akvân Dîv flings Rustam into the sea.

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.