Folio from a Shahnama [?] (Book of Kings) by Firdawsi (d.1020); Battle scene

citation

Detached folio from a dispersed manuscript; Battle scene; recto: left-hand half of a double-page miniature separated from the facing folio (F1954.4); verso: blank; one of a group of 2 folios.
Border: The painting is set in green, blue, and gold rulings on cream-colored paper.

Maker(s)
Artist: Mahmud Musawwir
Historical period(s)
Safavid period, 1525-1550
Medium
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 32.3 x 21 cm (12 11/16 x 8 1/4 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1954.5
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
battle, Iran, percussion instrument, Safavid period (1501 - 1722), Shahnama, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Hagop Kevorkian 1872 - 1962

Description

Detached folio from a dispersed manuscript; Battle scene; recto: left-hand half of a double-page miniature separated from the facing folio (F1954.4); verso: blank; one of a group of 2 folios.
Border: The painting is set in green, blue, and gold rulings on cream-colored paper.

Published References
  • Basil Gray. Persian Painting. Treasures of Asia Geneva. p. 135.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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