Folio from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi (died 1020); recto: text and illustration: Rustam slays Ashkbus and his horse; verso: text

citation

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi; text: Persian in black naskh script; marginal writings in nasta’liq; heading in red; recto: illustration and text, Rustam slays Ashkbus and his horse, 4 columns, 21 lines; verso: text, 4 columns, 33 lines; one of a group of 7 folios.

Historical period(s)
Il-Khanid dynasty, Mongol period, ca. 1350
Medium
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 8.3 x 15.2 cm (3 1/4 x 6 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1944.56
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
epic, hero, horse, Iran, Mongol period (1220 - 1380), Piran, Rustam, 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; marginal writings in nasta'liq; heading in red; recto: illustration and text, Rustam slays Ashkbus and his horse, 4 columns, 21 lines; verso: text, 4 columns, 33 lines; one of a group of 7 folios.

Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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