Folio from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi (d.1020); recto: Rustam catches Rakhsh; verso: text: Rostam and Kay Qobad, The reign of Kay Qobad

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  • Period

    15th century?
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  • Material

    Ink, opaque watercolor on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W: 33.9 x 25.1 cm (13 3/8 x 9 7/8 in)
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  • Description

    Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi; text: Persian in black naskh script; headings in red; recto: illustration and text, Rustam catches Rakhsh, six columns, thirty-four lines; verso: text, Rustam and Kay Qubad, The reign of Kay Qubad, six columns, thirty-four lines; one of a group of four folios.
    Border: The text is set in red rulings on cream-colored paper.
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    Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
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