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Folio from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi (d.1020); verso: Jarira stabs herself by the bier of Farud

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At A Glance

  • Period

    circa 1440
  • Geography

    Shiraz, Iran
  • Material

    Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W: 32.1 x 23.3 cm (12 5/8 x 9 3/16 in)
  • Accession Number

    S1986.177
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_S1986.177

Object Details

  • Description

    Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi; text: Persian in black nasta'liq script; recto: four columns, twenty-five lines of text; verso: Jarira stabs herself by the bier of Farud; one of a group of five folios.
    Border: The text and the painting are set in gold and black 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)
  • Origin

    Shiraz, Iran
  • Credit Line

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

    Manuscript
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