Piran welcomed by Prince Siyavush from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi

citation

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi; text: Persian in black naskh script; recto: illustration, Piran welcomed by Prince Siyavush, 6 columns, 20 lines; verso: text, Afrasiyab tossed a ball in a game of polo, 6 columns, 31 lines; one of a group of 41: the manuscript (F 1930.1) and 40 detached folios (F 1929.25-37, F 1929.39-46, F 1930.2-17, F1940.12-13) are accessioned separately.
Border: The painting and the text are set in red rulings on cream-colored paper.

Historical period(s)
Il-Khanid dynasty, Mongol period, early 14th century
Medium
Ink, opaque watercolor, gold and silver on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 8.8 x 17.5 cm (3 7/16 x 6 7/8 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1929.38
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
Afrasiyab, epic, hero, horse, Il-Khanid dynasty (1256 - 1353), Iran, Mongol period (1220 - 1380), Piran, prince, Shahnama, Siyavush
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

Description

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi; text: Persian in black naskh script; recto: illustration, Piran welcomed by Prince Siyavush, 6 columns, 20 lines; verso: text, Afrasiyab tossed a ball in a game of polo, 6 columns, 31 lines; one of a group of 41: the manuscript (F 1930.1) and 40 detached folios (F 1929.25-37, F 1929.39-46, F 1930.2-17, F1940.12-13) are accessioned separately.
Border: The painting and the text are set in red rulings on cream-colored paper.

Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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