Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings) by Firdawsi (d.1020); recto: text; verso: text

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Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi; text: Persian in black nasta’liq script; recto: left-hand half of the double-page composition separated from the facing folio (S1986.224), text: four columns, twenty-five lines; verso: text: four columns, twenty-five lines; one of a group of six folios.
Border: The text is set in gold, red, and green rulings on cream-color paper.

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Historical period(s)
circa 1600
Medium
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 34.5 x 20.9 cm (13 9/16 x 8 1/4 in)
Geography
Iran, Herat?
Credit Line
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Henri Vever collection
Accession Number
S1986.225
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
epic, Henri Vever collection, Iran, nasta'liq script, Shahnama, 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; text: Persian in black nasta'liq script; recto: left-hand half of the double-page composition separated from the facing folio (S1986.224), text: four columns, twenty-five lines; verso: text: four columns, twenty-five lines; one of a group of six folios.
Border: The text is set in gold, red, and green rulings on cream-color 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. 155, p. 124.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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