Folio from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi (d.1020); recto: Human a warrior of Turan approaches the Iranian camp; verso: text, Human challenges the Iranian chieftains

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Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi; text: Persian in black nasta’liq script; recto: illustration and text: Human a warrior of Turan approaches the Iranian camp; verso: text: Human challenges the Iranian chieftains, 4 columns, 25 lines; one of a group of 3 folios.
Border: The text and the painting are set in gold and black rulings on cream-colored paper.

Historical period(s)
early 15th century
School
Timurid School
Medium
Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 15.3 x 15.5 cm (6 x 6 1/8 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1930.48
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
epic, Human, Iran, nasta'liq script, Shahnama
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 nasta'liq script; recto: illustration and text: Human a warrior of Turan approaches the Iranian camp; verso: text: Human challenges the Iranian chieftains, 4 columns, 25 lines; one of a group of 3 folios.
Border: The text and the painting are set in gold and black 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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