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

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Detached folio from a dispersed manuscript, text: Persian in black nasta’liq script; recto: text, four columns, fifteen lines; verso: illustration and text: Buzurjmihr before Nushirvan.
Border: The text and the painting are set in gold, red, and blue rulings on cream-colored paper.

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Historical period(s)
Timurid period, circa 1440
Medium
Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 29.9 x 20.3 cm (11 3/4 x 8 in)
Geography
Iran, Shiraz
Credit Line
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Henri Vever collection
Accession Number
S1986.204
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
Buzurjmihr, Henri Vever collection, Iran, Nushirvan, Shahnama, throne, Timurid period (1378 - 1506), 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 manuscript, text: Persian in black nasta'liq script; recto: text, four columns, fifteen lines; verso: illustration and text: Buzurjmihr before Nushirvan.
Border: The text and the painting are set in gold, red, and blue rulings on cream-colored paper.

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. 94, p. 83.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum