Princeton’s Great Persian Book of Kings

The Peck Shahnama, named for its donor, ranks among the finest 16th-century Persian manuscripts in the U.S., due to its impressive size and the quality of its materials and decoration. http://artmuseum.princeton.edu/art/exhibitions/1650
, 'Gushtasp Displays His Prowess at Polo before the Qaisar of Rum, folio 229a from the Peck Shahnama,' 1589-1590, Princeton University Art Museum

Gushtasp Displays His Prowess at Polo before the Qaisar of Rum, folio 229a from the Peck Shahnama, 1589-1590

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, 'Piran Visits Siyavush and Farigis, folio 95a from the Peck Shahnama,' 1589-1590, Princeton University Art Museum

Piran Visits Siyavush and Farigis, folio 95a from the Peck Shahnama, 1589-1590

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, 'Rustam Kills White Div, folio 62b from the Peck Shahnama,' 1589-1590, Princeton University Art Museum

Rustam Kills White Div, folio 62b from the Peck Shahnama, 1589-1590

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, 'Piran Recounts His Defeat to Afrasiyab, folio 110b from the Peck Shahnama,' 1589-1590, Princeton University Art Museum

Piran Recounts His Defeat to Afrasiyab, folio 110b from the Peck Shahnama, 1589-1590

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, 'Luhrasp Enthroned, folio 222b from the Peck Shahnama,' 1589-1590, Princeton University Art Museum

Luhrasp Enthroned, folio 222b from the Peck Shahnama, 1589-1590

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, 'Rustam and Isfandiyar Meet for the Second Time, folio 263a from the Peck Shahnama,' 1589-1590, Princeton University Art Museum

Rustam and Isfandiyar Meet for the Second Time, folio 263a from the Peck Shahnama, 1589-1590

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, 'Zal Visits Rudaba in Her Castle, folio 38a from the Peck Shahnama,' 1589-1590, Princeton University Art Museum

Zal Visits Rudaba in Her Castle, folio 38a from the Peck Shahnama, 1589-1590

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, 'Rustam Chooses His Horse, Rakhsh, folio 54a from the Peck Shahnama,' 1589-1590, Princeton University Art Museum

Rustam Chooses His Horse, Rakhsh, folio 54a from the Peck Shahnama, 1589-1590

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, 'Isfandiyar Lassoes Gurgsar, folio 246a from the Peck Shahnama,' 1589-1590, Princeton University Art Museum

Isfandiyar Lassoes Gurgsar, folio 246a from the Peck Shahnama, 1589-1590

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, 'Giv Charges into Battle against Piran, folio 185a from the Peck Shahnama,' 1589-1590, Princeton University Art Museum

Giv Charges into Battle against Piran, folio 185a from the Peck Shahnama, 1589-1590

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, 'Kay Khusrau Crosses the Sea to Gangdizh, folio 212b from the Peck Shahnama,' 1589-1590, Princeton University Art Museum

Kay Khusrau Crosses the Sea to Gangdizh, folio 212b from the Peck Shahnama, 1589-1590

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, 'Solomon Enthroned, folio 1b from the Peck Shahnama,' 1589-1590, Princeton University Art Museum

Solomon Enthroned, folio 1b from the Peck Shahnama, 1589-1590

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