Folio from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi (d.1020); recto: Sindukht before Sam; verso: text

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Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi; recto: Sindukht before Sam; verso: text, four columns, ten lines.
The painting is cut and separated from its text.

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Historical period(s)
15th century?
Medium
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 9.7 x 16.6 cm (3 13/16 x 6 9/16 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Henri Vever collection
Accession Number
S1986.169
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
Henri Vever collection, Iran, Sam, Shahnama, Sindukht, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Francois Mautin French, born 1907
Henri Vever 1854 - 1942

Description

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi; recto: Sindukht before Sam; verso: text, four columns, ten lines.
The painting is cut and separated from its text.

Published References
  • Glenn D. Lowry, Milo Cleveland Beach, Elisabeth West FitzHugh, Susan Nemanzee, Janet Snyder. An Annotated and Illustrated Checklist of the Vever Collection. Washington and Seattle. cat. 90, p. 80.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum