BĀMŠĀD, a musician at the court of the Sasanian king Ḵosrow II Parvēz (a.d. 591-628) whose name is mentioned together with that of Bārbad in a poem by the Persian poet Manūčehrī (Dīvān, ed. M. Dabīrsīāqī, 3rd ed., Tehran, 1347 Š./1968, p. 19 v. 280). The Persian lexicons state that he was a famous musician equal to Bārbad (Dehḵodā, Loḡat-nāma, s.v. Bāmšād).
Originally Published: December 15, 1988
Last Updated: December 15, 1988