Keywords: epic

96 objects
S1986.149

Folio from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi (d.1020); recto: The duel between Guraza and Siyamak; verso: The duel between Farukil and Zangula

https://asia.si.edu/object/S1986.149

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi, text: Persian in Black nasta’liq script; recto: The duel between Guraza and Siyamak; verso: The duel between Faruki and Zangula; one of a group of five folios. Border: The text and the painting are set in gold and black rulings on …

S1986.148

Folio from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi (d.1020); recto: Nushirwan’s dream; reverse: text from another part of the manuscript unrelated to the recto: Sohrab seized Rustam’s belt and dragged him from the saddle

https://asia.si.edu/object/S1986.148

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, Nushirvan’s dream; reverse: text from another part of the manuscript unrelated to the recto, Sohrab seized Rustam’s belt and dragged him from the saddle; four columns; twenty-five lines; one of a …

S1986.272

Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings) by Firdawsi (d.1020); recto: Iskandar and Khidr on horseback; verso: text, Iskandar seeks the fountain of life

https://asia.si.edu/object/S1986.272

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi; text: Persian in black nasta’liq script; recto: Iskandar and Khidr on horseback; verso: text, Iskandar seeks the fountain of life, four columns, twenty-five lines; one of a group of twenty-five folios. Border: The text is set in gold, red, and blue …

S1986.267

Folio from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi (d.1020); verso: Rustam rescues Bijan from the pit; recto: text

https://asia.si.edu/object/S1986.267

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi; text: Persian in black nasta’liq script, recto: text, four columns, twenty-three lines; verso: illustration and text: Rustam rescues Bijan from the pit; one of a group of twenty-five folios. Border: the painting and the text are set in gold, red, and …

S1986.262

Folio from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi (d.1020); verso: Rustam and his men attack the fortress of Gang Dizh; recto: text

https://asia.si.edu/object/S1986.262

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi; text: Persian in black nasta’liq script; recto: text, four columns, twenty-five lines; verso: illustration and text: Rustam and his men attack the fortress of Gang Dizh; one of a group of twenty-five folios. Border: The painting is set in gold, red, …

S1986.257

Folio from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi (d.1020); recto: Kay Khusraw, Farangis and Giv cross the Jayhun; verso: Giv’s letter to his father

https://asia.si.edu/object/S1986.257

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: Kay Khusraw, Farangis and Giv cross the Jayhun; verso: text: Giv’s letter to his father, four columns, twenty-five lines; one of a group of twenty-five folios. Border: The painting is set …

S1986.130

Folio from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi (d.1020); verso: Rustam Slays Pilsam; recto: text, The combat of Rustam and Pilsam

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Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Shahnama (Book of Kings) by Firdawsi, text: Persian in black naskh script, headings in red; recto: text: Rustam Slaying Pilsam, six columns, thirty-four lines; verso: illustration and text: The combat of Rustam and Pilsam, six columns, twenty-three lines; one of a group of four folios. Border: The …

S1986.128

Folio from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi (d.1020); verso: The murder of Iraj; The envoys of Salm and Tur before Faridun; recto: text: Iraj’s arrival before his brothers’ camp and their combat

https://asia.si.edu/object/S1986.128

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi, text: Persian in black naskh script, headings in red; recto: text, Iraj’s arrival before his brothers’ camp and their combat; six columns, thirty-four lines; verso: illustration and text, The murder of Iraj; The envoys of Salm and Tur before Faridun; six …

S1986.127

Folio from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi (d.1020); recto: text: Kay Kavus fighting with the King of Barbaristan (Barbary), battle of Kay Kavus and the King of Hamaveran; verso: Message of Kay Kavus to the King of Hamaveran: asking for Sudaba’s hand in marriage

https://asia.si.edu/object/S1986.127

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi; text: Persian in black naskh script, headings in red; recto: text, Kay Kavus fighting with the King of Barbaristan (Barbary), battle of Kay Kavus and the King of Hamaveran; six columns, thirty-three lines of text; verso: illustration and text, Message of …