Keywords: epic

96 objects
F1928.11

Folio from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi (d.1020); recto: The siege of Turanian stronghold by the forces of Kay Khusraw; verso: text, Afrasiyab escapes from the ruined stronghold

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Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi; text: Persian in black nasta’liq script; recto: illustration and text: The siege of Turanian stronghold by the forces of Kay Khusraw; verso: text: Afrasiyab escapes from the ruined stronghold, 4 columns, 25 lines; one of a group of 3 folios. Border: …

F1929.27

Gayumarth enthroned in the mountains from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi

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Detached folio from a dispersed copy of Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi; text: Persian in black naskh script, headings in gold naskh outlined in black; recto: illustration and text, Gayumarth enthroned in the mountains, 6 columns, 31 lines; verso: text, Hushang’s seven hundred year reign; Tahmura’s thirty year reign, 6 columns, 31 lines; one …

F1908.270

Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami (d.1209); recto: illustration: The last meeting of Layla and Majnun; verso: text

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Folio from the Layla va Majnun in the Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami; text: Persian in black nasta’liq script; recto: illustration: The last meeting of Layla and Majnun; verso: text: 4 columns, 19 lines; from the manuscript F1908.199. Binding: The folio is bound with the rest of the manuscript in brown leather over paper pasteboards with …