Folio from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi (d.1020); Manuchihr’s answer to Sam’s letter

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Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi; text: Persian in black naskhi script; recto: blank; verso: illustration and text: Manuchihr’s answer to Sam’s letter, heading in gold, 6 columns, 14 lines; one of a group of 4 folios.
Border: The text and the painting are set in gold, black, and blue rulings on cream-colored paper.

Historical period(s)
Il-Khanid dynasty, Mongol period, early 14th century
Medium
Opaque watercolor, ink, gold, silver on paper
Dimensions
H x W (overall): 12.1 x 7.7 cm (4 3/4 x 3 1/16 in)
Geography
Probably Iran
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1930.89
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
horse, hunting, Il-Khanid dynasty (1256 - 1353), Iran, king, Manuchihr, Mongol period (1220 - 1380), polo, Rustam, Shahnama, tree, Zal
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 naskhi script; recto: blank; verso: illustration and text: Manuchihr's answer to Sam's letter, heading in gold, 6 columns, 14 lines; one of a group of 4 folios.
Border: The text and the painting are set in gold, black, and blue 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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