Hagop Kevorkian (1872-1962), New York to 1929 
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Hagop Kevorkian, New York in 1929 
 Object file (F1929.25a-b), undated folder sheet note. See also Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office.
 See note 1.
- Previous Owner(s)
Hagop Kevorkian 1872 - 1962
Detached folio from a dispersed copy of Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi; text: Persian in black naskh script, heading in gold naskh outlined in black; recto: Rustam slaying the white elephant with a single blow, 6 columns, 31 lines; verso: text, Rustam going to Mount Sipand, Rustam writing a letter announcing his victory to Zal, Zal's answer to the letter, 6 columns, 31 lines; one of a group of 41: the manuscript (F1930.1) and 40 detached folios (F1929.25-34, F1929.36-46, F1930.2-17 and F1940.12-13) are accessioned separately.
Border: The recto and verso are set in red rulings on cream-colored paper.
- 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. 65, 68, 352.
- Raman Sukumar. The Story of Asia's Elephants. India. p. 181, fig. 7.2.
- Collection Area(s)
- Arts of the Islamic World
- Web Resources
- Google Cultural Institute
- Rights Statement
Copyright with museum