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5 objects
S1986.265

Folio from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi (d.1020); recto: Kay Khusraw crosses the sea; verso: text: Kay Khusraw learns of Afrasiyab’s intention

https://asia.si.edu/object/S1986.265

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 crosses the sea; verso: text, Kay Khusraw learns of Afrasyab’s intention, four columns, twenty-five lines; one of a group of twenty-three folios. Border: The painting is set in gold, …

F1908.284

Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami (d.1209); verso: illustration: Alexander, in India, sees the water nymphs; recto: text

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1908.284

Folio from the Iskandarnama in the Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami; text: Persian in black nasta’liq script; recto: 4 columns, 17 lines; verso: illustration: Alexander sees the water nymphs; from the manuscript F1908.199. Binding: The folio is bound with the rest of the manuscript in leather over paper pasteboards with doublures of cream-colored paper.