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Folio from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi (d. 1020); Giv brings Gurgin before Kay Khusraw

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At A Glance

  • Period

    1493-1494 (899 A.H.)
  • Geography

    Gilan, Iran
  • Material

    Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W: 34.7 x 24 cm (13 11/16 x 9 7/16 in)
  • Accession Number

    S1986.160
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_S1986.160

Object Details

  • Calligrapher

    Salik b. Sa'id
  • Description

    Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi; text: Persian in black nasta'liq script; recto: text, four columns, seventeen lines with square panels with diagonal hemistichs and triangular figurative verse illuminations; verso: illustration and text, Giv brings Gurgin before Kay Khusraw; one of a group of seven folios.
    Border: The text and the painting are set in gold, black and blue rulings on cream-colored paper.
  • Collection

    Arthur M. Sackler Collection
  • Exhibition History

    In the Realm of Princes: The Arts of the Book in Fifteenth Century Iran and Central Asia (March 19 to August 7, 2005)
    Crushed Lapis and Burnished Gold: The Art of Illumination (June 9 to December 8, 1991)
  • Origin

    Gilan, Iran
  • Credit Line

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

    Manuscript
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