Folio from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi (d.1020); verso: The murder of Iraj; The envoys of Salm and Tur before Faridun; recto: text: Iraj's arrival before his brothers' camp and their combat

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  • Period

    15th century?
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  • Material

    Ink, opaque watercolor on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W: 33.6 x 25 cm (13 1/4 x 9 13/16 in)
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    Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi, text: Persian in black naskh script, headings in red; recto: text, Iraj's arrival before his brothers' camp and their combat; six columns, thirty-four lines; verso: illustration and text, The murder of Iraj; The envoys of Salm and Tur before Faridun; six columns, thirty-four lines; one of a group of four folios.
  • Collection

    Arthur M. Sackler Collection
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
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