Bijan in bonds before Afrasiyab from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi

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Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi; text: Persian in black naskh script, heading in gold naskh outlined in black; recto: illustration and text, Bijan in bonds before Afrasiyab, 6 columns, 31 lines; verso: unrelated text not following the recto, Capture of Caesar by Shapur, 6 columns, 31 lines; one of a group of 40: the manuscript (F1930.1) and 39 detached folios (F1929.25-46, F1930.2-17, F1940.12) are accessioned separately.
Border: The painting and the text 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: 9.2 x 11.5 cm (3 5/8 x 4 1/2 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1940.13
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
Afrasiyab, Bijan, epic, Il-Khanid dynasty (1256 - 1353), Iran, Mongol period (1220 - 1380), prisoner, Shahnama, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
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, heading in gold naskh outlined in black; recto: illustration and text, Bijan in bonds before Afrasiyab, 6 columns, 31 lines; verso: unrelated text not following the recto, Capture of Caesar by Shapur, 6 columns, 31 lines; one of a group of 40: the manuscript (F1930.1) and 39 detached folios (F1929.25-46, F1930.2-17, F1940.12) are accessioned separately.
Border: The painting and the text 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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