Folio from a dispersed copy of Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi; recto, The birth of Manuchehr; verso, Salm and Tur learned about Manuchehr's act, The message of Salm and Tur to Manuchehr

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  • Period

    ca. 1620
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  • Material

    Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W (overall): 34.7 x 23.2 cm (13 11/16 x 9 1/8 in)
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  • Description

    Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi; Persian in black nasta'liq script; recto: text:The birth of Manuchehr, four columns, thirty-five lines; verso: text: Salm and Tur learned about Manuchehr's act, The message of Salm and Tur to Manuchehr, headings in gold, four columns, thirty-five lines.
    Border: The recto and verso are set in gold, green, and red rulings with an inner frame of gold floral and leaf scroll on a blue ground, and an outer frame with landscape, and animal motifs.
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

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