Bahram Gur slaying the wolf-monster; verso: Bahram Gur slaying a dragon from a Shahnama (book of kings) by Firdawsi

citation

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi; text: Persian in black naskh script; recto: illustration and text, Bahram Gur slaying the wolf-monster, 6 columns, 31 lines; verso: illustration and text, Bahram Gur slaying a dragon, 6 columns, 31 lines; one of a group of 39: The manuscript (F1930.1) and 38 detached folios (F1929.25-46, F1930.1-9, F1930.11-17, F1940.12, F1940.13) are accessioned separately.
Border: The recto and verso 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: 10.3 x 11.8 cm (4 1/16 x 4 5/8 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1930.10
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
Bahram Gur, battle, dragon, emperor, epic, Il-Khanid dynasty (1256 - 1353), Iran, Mongol period (1220 - 1380), Shahnama, wolf
Provenance

To 1930
Hagop Kevorkian (1872-1962), New York to 1930 [1]

From 1930
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Hagop Kevorkian, New York in 1930 [2]

Notes:

[1] Object file, 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 the Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi; text: Persian in black naskh script; recto: illustration and text, Bahram Gur slaying the wolf-monster, 6 columns, 31 lines; verso: illustration and text, Bahram Gur slaying a dragon, 6 columns, 31 lines; one of a group of 39: The manuscript (F1930.1) and 38 detached folios (F1929.25-46, F1930.1-9, F1930.11-17, F1940.12, F1940.13) are accessioned separately.
Border: The recto and verso 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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