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Abdullaeva, Firuza, and Charles Melville. The Persian Book of Kings: Ibrahim Sultan's Shahnama. Oxford: Bodleian Library, 2008.

Brend, Barbara. Muhammad Juki's Shahnamah of Firdausi. London: Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland, 2010.

Canby, Sheila R. The Shahnama of Shah Tahmasp: The Persian Book of Kings. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2011.

Ekhtiar, Maryam D., Priscilla P. Soucek, Sheila R. Canby, and Navina Najat Haidar, eds. Masterpieces from the Department of Islamic Art in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2011 (cat. nos. 138B,C).

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Leoni, Francesca. "The Shahnama of Shah Tahmasp." In Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000–.

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Thompson, Jon, and Sheila R. Canby. Hunt for Paradise: Court Arts of Safavid Iran, 1501–1576. New York: Skira with the Asia Society, 2003.

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