Keywords: epic

96 objects
S1986.249

Folio from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi (d.1020); recto: Garsivaz being flogged while Afrasiyab is dragged from the lake; verso: Afrasiyab’s night raid to Kay Khusraw’s camp

https://asia.si.edu/object/S1986.249

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi; text: Persian in black nasta’liq script; recto: Garsivaz being flogged while Afrasiyab is dragged from the lake; verso: text, Afrasiyab’s night raid of Kay Khusraw’s camp; four columns, twenty-five lines; one of a group of three folios. Border: The text and …

S1986.247

Folio from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi (d.1020); recto: Ardashir slays Haftwad; verso: The story of slaying of Haftwad’s worm

https://asia.si.edu/object/S1986.247

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi; text: Persian in black nasta’liq script, heading in red, recto: Ardashir slays Haftwad; verso: text: The story of slaying of Haftwad’s worm, four columns, twenty-five lines; one of a group of three folios. Border: The text and the painting are set …

S1986.117

Folio from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi (d.1020); recto: text: Battle of Shida and Kay Khusraw; verso: Shida, Son of Afrasiyab, slain by Kay Khusraw

https://asia.si.edu/object/S1986.117

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi, text: Persian in black and red naskh script; recto: text, Battle of Shida and Kay Khusraw, six columns, thirty lines; verso: illustration and text, Shida slain by Kay Khusraw, six columns, twenty-one lines; one of a group of twelve folios. Patron: …

S1986.116

Folio from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi (d.1020); recto: text, Mirin asked in marriage Caesar’s second daughter; verso: verso: unidentified painting from another part of manuscript mounted on a folio with text: Gushtasp fighting a dragon

https://asia.si.edu/object/S1986.116

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi; text: Persian in black naskh script; recto: text, Mirin asked in marriage Caesar’s second daughter; verso: text: Gushtasp fighting a dragon and an unidentified painting from another part of the manuscript; six columns; twenty lines; one of a group of twelve …

S1986.114

Folio from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi (d.1020); recto: Bahram Gur slays a dragon in India, text: Bahram marries the daughter of Shangal, king of India; verso: text: Bahram Gur flees from India

https://asia.si.edu/object/S1986.114

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, Bahram Gur slays a dragon in India, text, Bahram marries the daughter of Shangal, king of India, 6 columns, 20 lines; verso: text, Bahram Gur flees from India, 6 columns, 30 …

S1986.109

Folio from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi (d.1020); recto: text: he creation of the world, he creation of man, the creation of the sun and moon; verso: text: he Prophet Muhammad, the compilation of the Shahnama, the poet Daqiqi

https://asia.si.edu/object/S1986.109

Detached folio (left-hand frontispiece) from a dispersed copy of the Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi; text: Persian in black naskh script, headings red, blue and white outlined in black; recto: text, The creation of the world, The creation of man, The creation of the sun and moon, 4 columns, 22 lines; verso: text, Prophet …

S1986.99

Folio from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi (d.1020); recto: Lahhak and Farshidward before Afrasiyab; verso: text

https://asia.si.edu/object/S1986.99

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi, text: Persian in black naskh script, heading in red; recto: text, Turanian received news of the death of their heroes, six columns, 30 lines; verso: illustration “Lahhak and Farshiward before Afrasiyab” and text, The escape of Lahhak and Farshidward, six columns, 18 …

F1944.56

Folio from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi (died 1020); recto: text and illustration: Rustam slays Ashkbus and his horse; verso: text

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1944.56

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi; text: Persian in black naskh script; marginal writings in nasta’liq; heading in red; recto: illustration and text, Rustam slays Ashkbus and his horse, 4 columns, 21 lines; verso: text, 4 columns, 33 lines; one of a group of 7 folios.