2.4 Persian, Greek & Byzantine History

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Choniates's Chronike Diegesis (Chronicle Narrative) | MS 562
Created on: 26 May 2013
MS in Greek on paper, Venezia, Italy, 1541, 304 ff. (complete), 33x24 cm, single column, (25x14 cm), 30 lines in Greek cursive book script by Nicolaos Kokolos, signed, titles and initials in red.
Jean de Courcy's Chronique de la Bouquechardiere | MS 259 (1)
Created on: 26 May 2013
MS in French on vellum, Paris (or Loire Valley), France, 1470-80, by an illuminator in the circle of the Coëvity Master (Henri de Vulcop).
Firdausi's Shahnama (Book of Kings) |-MS 5323 (1)
Created on: 26 May 2013
MS in Persian on paper, Kashmir, 18th ca., 293 ff. (-ca. 10), 25 lines of Nasta’liq script, headings in red over 2 columns, margins ruled in black and colours, 3 illuminated headpieces, 16 large miniatures in colours.
Xerxes Quadrilingual Albastron | MS 4536-1
Created on: 26 May 2013
MS in Old Persian, Elamite, Neo Babylonian and Egyptian on cream coloured alabaster, Syria, 485-465 BC, in Old Persian semi-alphabetic cuneiform script, Elamite cuneiform script and Neo Babylonian cuneiform script; the vertical shaft: in hieroglyphs, Xerxes' name within a cartouche.
Royal Inscription of Idaddu | MS 4476
Created on: 26 May 2013
MS in Neo Sumerian on bronze, Elam, South-west Iran, 2000-1950 BC, 1 flat shallow vessel, possibly a lid, diam. 20x4 cm, 11 lines in cuneiform script, ruled, within a frame.