Folio from a Garshaspnama (Book of Garshasp) by Asadi Tusi (d. 1072); recto: Garshasp slays a dragon; verso: text

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At A Glance

  • Period

    circa 1580
  • Geography

    Shiraz, Iran
  • Material

    Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W: 35.4 x 24 cm (13 15/16 x 9 7/16 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Detached folio from a dispersed copy of a Garshaspnama (Book of Garshasp) by Ali Asadi Tusi (known as Asadi the younger); text: Persian in black nasta'liq script; recto: illustration and text, Garshasp, the legendary worrier, slays a dragon; verso: text, four columns, seventeen lines; one of a group of two folios.
    Border: The painting and the text are set in blue, red and gold rulings on cream-colored paper.
  • Origin

    Shiraz, Iran
  • Credit Line

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