Shahnama Princeton

Princeton Shahnama Project contains Iranian Miniatures--that were created to illustrate scenes from the Iranian national epic, the Shahnama (The Book of Kings), is a poem of some 50,000 couplets that was composed by Abu'l Qasim Firdausi over a period of several decades in the late tenth and early eleventh centuries. The illustrations of manuscripts date from 1544 to 1674 AD, are from five illustrated manuscripts of the Shahnama which are housed in Princeton University's Firestone Library.
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Zal before Manuchihr after Mubad questioning

Zal before Manuchihr after Mubad questioning Shahnama, Princeton Islamic MSS.

Zal marries Rudabah

Zal marries Rudabah

Manuchihr kills Tur

Manuchihr kills Tur

Manuchihr enthroned

Manuchihr enthroned

Zal shoots fowl

Zal shoots fowl

Zal meets Rudabah

Zal meets Rudabah

Sam visits Zal, Rustam

Sam visits Zal, Rustam

Jamshid enthroned

Shahnameh: A Virtual Database

Jamshid halved before Zahhak

Jamshid Halved Before Zahhak Old Persian Manuscript, Unknown artist

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