Ardawan held captive before Ardashir 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: 8.4 x 17.2 cm (3 5/16 x 6 3/4 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1930.8
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached folio

Keywords
Ardashir, Ardavan, epic, Il-Khanid dynasty (1256 - 1353), Iran, Mongol period (1220 - 1380), prisoner, 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

Published References
  • Oleg Grabar. Masterpieces of Islamic Art: The Decorated Page from the 8th to the 17th Century., English edition. New York. p. 25, fig. 17.
  • Marianna Shreve Simpson. The Illustration of an Epic: The Earliest Shahnama Manuscripts. Outstanding Dissertations in the Fine Arts New York and London. pp. 71, 82, 361.
  • Joanne B. Travis. The Battle of Ardawan and Ardashir from the Demotte Shah-nameh. vol. 31, no. 1 Detroit and New York. .
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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