Folio from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi (died 1020); verso: text and illustration: death of the giant Simurgh; recto: text

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  • Period

    early 14th century
  • Geography

  • Material

    Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W (overall): 25.2 x 18.7 cm (9 15/16 x 7 3/8 in)
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Object Details

  • Previous custodian or owner

    H. Kahn Monif (died 1968)
  • Provenance

    To 1945
    H. Kahn Monif (died 1968), Persian Antique Gallery, New York, NY, to 1945 [1]
    From 1945
    Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from H. Kahn Monif in 1945
    [1] Undated folder sheet note. For additional information, see Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920, Collections Management Office.
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
  • Type

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