Battle between the forces of Nawzar and Afrasiyab from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi

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Historical period(s)
Il-Khanid dynasty, Mongol period, early 14th century
Medium
Ink, opaque watercolor, gold and silver on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 7.6 x 17.2 cm (3 x 6 3/4 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1929.36
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
Afrasiyab, battle, epic, horse, Il-Khanid dynasty (1256 - 1353), Iran, Mongol period (1220 - 1380), Nawzar, Shahnama, sword
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
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. p. 196, fig. 107.
  • James Wasserman, Steven Brooke, Vere Chappell. An Illustrated History of the Knights Templar. Rochester, VT. fig. 12.3.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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