string(21) "edanmdm:fsg_S1986.275" Folio from a Garshaspnama (Book of Garshasp) by Asadi Tusi (d. 1072); verso: Battle between a demon and two men; recto: text - National Museum of Asian Art

Folio from a Garshaspnama (Book of Garshasp) by Asadi Tusi (d. 1072); verso: Battle between a demon and two men; recto: 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: 35.2 x 24 cm (13 7/8 x 9 7/16 in)
  • Accession Number

    S1986.275
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_S1986.275

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: text, four columns, thirteen lines; verso: illustration and text, Battle between a Demon and two men; one of a group of two folios.
    Border: The painting is set in red, blue and gold rulings on cream-colored paper.
  • Collection

    Arthur M. Sackler Collection
  • Exhibition History

    The Art of Painting a Story: Narrative Images from Iran (December 22, 1991 to May 10, 1992)
  • 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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