Sam finds his son Zal in the nest of the simurgh from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi

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Historical period(s)
Mongol period, early 14th century
Medium
Ink, opaque watercolor, gold and silver on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 9.5 x 11.9 cm (3 3/4 x 4 11/16 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1929.31
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
epic, Il-Khanid dynasty (1256 - 1353), Iran, Mongol period (1220 - 1380), Sam, Shahnama, simurgh, Zal
Provenance

To 1929
Hagop Kevorkian (1872-1962), New York to 1929 [1]

From 1929
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Hagop Kevorkian, New York in 1929 [2]

Notes:

[1] Object file (F1929.25a-b), undated folder sheet note. See also Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Hagop Kevorkian 1872 - 1962

Published References
  • Marianna Shreve Simpson. The Illustration of an Epic: The Earliest Shahnama Manuscripts. Outstanding Dissertations in the Fine Arts New York and London. pp. 147, 258, fig. 1.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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