Folio from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi (d.1020); The women of the family of Afrasiyab begging quarter from Kay Khusraw, The escape of Afrasiyab from Gang-dizh

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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: The women of the family of Afrasiyab begging quarter from Kay Khusraw, The escape of Afrasiyab from Gang-dizh, heading in gold, 6 columns, 18 lines; one of a group of 4 folios.
Border: The text is set in gold, black, and blue rulings on cream-colored paper.

Historical period(s)
Il-Khanid dynasty, early 14th century
Medium
Opaque watercolor, gold, black, and silver on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 5.3 x 11.1 cm (2 1/16 x 4 3/8 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1930.91
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
begging, family, Il-Khanid dynasty (1256 - 1353), Iran, Islam, Kay Khusraw, naskh script, Rustam, Shahnama
Provenance

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

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

Notes:

[1] See Accession file and the Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920 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: The women of the family of Afrasiyab begging quarter from Kay Khusraw, The escape of Afrasiyab from Gang-dizh, heading in gold, 6 columns, 18 lines; one of a group of 4 folios.
Border: The text is set in gold, black, and blue rulings on cream-colored paper.

Published References
  • Grace Dunham Guest. Notes on the Miniatures on a 13th Century Beaker. vol. 10 Ann Arbor. fig. 15.
  • Marianna Shreve Simpson. The Illustration of an Epic: The Earliest Shahnama Manuscripts. Outstanding Dissertations in the Fine Arts New York and London. pp.131, 185, 280.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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