Folio from a Garshaspnama (Book of Garshasp) by Asadi Tusi (d. 1072); recto: Garshasp slays a dragon; verso: text

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Detached folio from a dispersed copy of a Garshaspnama (Book of Garshasp) by Ali Asadi Tusi (known as Asadi the younger); text: Persian in black nasta’liq script; recto: illustration and text, Garshasp, the legendary worrier, slays a dragon; verso: text, four columns, seventeen lines; one of a group of two folios.

Border: The painting and the text are set in blue, red and gold rulings on cream-colored paper.

Historical period(s)
Safavid period, circa 1580
Medium
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 35.4 x 24 cm (13 15/16 x 9 7/16 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
S1986.274
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
dragon, Garshasp, Garshaspnama, Henri Vever collection, Iran, Safavid period (1501 - 1722), 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 a Garshaspnama (Book of Garshasp) by Ali Asadi Tusi (known as Asadi the younger); text: Persian in black nasta'liq script; recto: illustration and text, Garshasp, the legendary worrier, slays a dragon; verso: text, four columns, seventeen lines; one of a group of two folios.

Border: The painting and the text are set in blue, red and gold 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. 54, p. 42.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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