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Timurid Costume and Soldiers from Baysunghur's copy of the Shahnama by Ferdowsi, 1430

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Frontispiece (recto)

   Frontispiece (verso)

Zahhak is nailed to the walls
of a cave in Mount Damavand

Guruy executes Siyavush

Rustam pulls the Khaqan of Chin
from his elephant by lasso

Barzu wounds Rustam in combat

Kay Khusrau kills Aila

Isfandiyar's 1st labour,
he fights the wolves

Isfandiyar kills Arjasp to rescue his sisters

Faramarz mourns Rustam and Zavara

Gulnar sees Ardashir and
falls in love with him

Buzurjmihr demonstrates
how to play the game of chess

Bahram Chubina defeats
the army of Sava Shah

Main Source: Shahnama Project

Ms 716, February 7 1430, Gulistan Palace Museum, Tehran, Iran
Title of Work: Shahnama (Baysunghur)
School: Herat

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