Garsivaz prostrating himself before Siyavush in the presence of Rustam from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi

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  • Period

    early 14th century
  • Geography

  • Material

    Ink, opaque watercolor, gold and silver on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W: 9.5 x 11.5 cm (3 3/4 x 4 1/2 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi; text: Persian in black naskh script, heading in gold naskh outlined in black; recto: illustration and text, Garsivaz prostrating himself before Siyavush in the presence of Rustam, 6 columns, 31 lines; verso: unrelated text not following the recto, Capture of Shapur by Caesar, 6 columns, 31 lines; one of a group of 40: the manuscript (F1930.1) and 39 detached folios (F1929.25-46, F1930.2-17, F1940.13) are accessioned separately.
    Border: The painting and the text are set in red rulings on cream-colored paper.
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
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