Folio from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi (d.1020); verso: Arzu, the jeweler’s daughter, plays before Bahram Gur; recto: text: Bahram reaches the jeweler’s house

citation

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi; text: Persian in black naskh script; recto: text, Bahram reaches the jeweler’s house, 4 columns, 33 lines; verso: illustration and text, Arzu, the jeweler’s daughter, plays before Bahram Gur, 4 columns, 21 lines; one of a group of 7 folios.
Border: The text and the painting are set in red rulings on cream-colored paper.

Historical period(s)
Mongol period, 1303-1357
Medium
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W (image size): 22.7 x 15.4 cm (8 15/16 x 6 1/16 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1946.16
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
Bahram Gur, Iran, king, Mongol period (1220 - 1380), naskh script, 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 Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi; text: Persian in black naskh script; recto: text, Bahram reaches the jeweler's house, 4 columns, 33 lines; verso: illustration and text, Arzu, the jeweler's daughter, plays before Bahram Gur, 4 columns, 21 lines; one of a group of 7 folios.
Border: The text and the painting 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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