string(20) "edanmdm:fsg_F1942.12" Folio from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi (died 1020); recto: text and illustration: Kay Khusraw crossing the sea; verso: text - National Museum of Asian Art

Folio from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi (died 1020); recto: text and illustration: Kay Khusraw crossing the sea; verso: text

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At A Glance

  • Period

    1341 (741 A.H.)
  • Geography

    Shiraz, Iran
  • Material

    Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W: 13.3 x 24.1 cm (5 1/4 x 9 1/2 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1942.12
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1942.12

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 red; recto: illustration and text: Kay Khusraw crossing the sea, 6 columns, 20 lines; verso: text: 6 columns, 30 lines; one of a group of 7 folios.
  • Provenance

    To 1919
    Unknown owner, Persia, to 1919 [1]
    From 1919 to 1942
    Dikran G. Kelekian, Inc., New York received from Persia in 1919 [2]
    From 1942
    Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Dikran G. Kelekian, Inc., New York, in 1942 [3]
    Notes:
    [1] According to Curatorial Remark 3, G.D.G, 1942, in the object record: the manuscript "from which the two leaves (F1942.11, F1942.12) were taken was brought to Mr. Kelekian from Persia in 1919."
    [2] See note 1. Also, see Freer Gallery or Art Purchase List after 1920, Collections Management Office.
    [3] See note 2.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Arts of the Islamic World (May 3, 1998 to January 3, 2016)
    Art of the Near East (August 21, 1977 to December 14, 1979)
    Near Eastern Art (June 15, 1973 to May 7, 1975)
    2500 Years of Persian Art—Paintings, Metalwork (February 10, 1972 to June 15, 1973)
    Near Eastern Art (January 1, 1963 to August 18, 1967)
    Centennial Exhibition, Galleries 6 and 7 (February 25, 1956 to April 10, 1962)
    Special Exhibition (February 9, 1954 to April 20, 1954)
    Untitled Exhibition, Islamic Manuscripts, 1947 (October 6, 1947 to February 25, 1956)
    Untitled Exhibition, Persian Manuscripts (May 5, 1933 to September 22, 1947)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Dikran G. Kelekian, Inc.
  • Origin

    Shiraz, Iran
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
  • Type

    Manuscript
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