A battle between the hosts of Iran and Turan during the reign of Kay Khusraw from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi

Historical period(s)
Il-Khanid dynasty, Mongol period, early 14th century
Medium
Ink, opaque watercolor, gold and silver on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 8.7 x 17.3 cm (3 7/16 x 6 13/16 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1929.43
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
battle, epic, horse, Il-Khanid dynasty (1256 - 1353), Iran, Kay Khusraw, Mongol period (1220 - 1380), Shahnama, sword
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. 71, 183, 196, fig. 67.
  • Marianna Shreve Simpson. Manuscripts and Mongols: Some Documented and Speculative Moments in East-West/Muslim-Christian Relations. vol. 30, no. 3 Raleigh, NC. p. 381, fig. 7.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum