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Iskandarnama (Book of Alexander) by unknown author

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At A Glance

  • Period

    ca.1857
  • Geography

    Tehran, Iran
  • Material

    Ink on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W: 36.7 x 23.7 cm (14 7/16 x 9 5/16 in)
  • Accession Number

    S1986.63
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_S1986.63

Object Details

  • Artist

    Mirza Hasan Isfahani
    Sayyid Mirza Naqqash
    Sayfullah Khansari
  • Description

    Book: Iskandarnama by unknown author; lithography with illustrations; Persian in black nasta'liq script; 371 folios with 10 sarlawhs (fols. 1 verso, 45 recto, 45 verso, 180 verso, 228 verso, 229 recto, 292 verso, 293 recto,332 verso, 333 recto); 158 illustrations, 7 colophons (fols. 43 recto, 107 verso, 179 verso, 227 verso, 291 verso, 331 recto, 371 recto), 6 preface (fols. 44,108,180,228,292,332 rectos), inscription (folio 1 recto); standard page: 1 column, 39 lines.
    Binding: The manuscript is bound in leather over paper pasteboards with doublures of marbled paper.
  • Inscriptions

    Folio 1 recto: "First volume of the book; in the name of God the compassionate, the manuscript was finished at the time of His Highness, the sultan son of the sultan and the khaqan son of the khaqan Nasir al-Din Shah Qajar, may God perpetuate his kingdom. Iskandarnama."
  • Collection

    Arthur M. Sackler Collection
  • Origin

    Tehran, Iran
  • Credit Line

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

    Manuscript
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