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84 objects
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 …

S1986.106

Folio from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi (d.1020); recto: Ardashir with his wife, who throws down the cup of poison; verso: unrelated text

https://asia.si.edu/object/S1986.106

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi; text: Persian in black naskh script, heading in gold naskh outlined in black; recto: Ardashir with his wife, who throws down the cup of poison, six columns, 13 lines; verso: unrelated text, six columns, 31 lines; both the recto and verso contain …

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 …

F1946.16

Folio from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi (d.1020); verso: Arzu, the jeweler’s daughter, plays before Bahram Gur; recto: text: Bahram reaches the jeweler’s house

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1946.16

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi; text: Persian in black naskh script; recto: text, Bahram reaches the jeweler’s house, 4 columns, 33 lines; verso: illustration and text, Arzu, the jeweler’s daughter, plays before Bahram Gur, 4 columns, 21 lines; one of a group of 7 folios. Border: The …

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.

F1944.54

Folio from a Manafi’ al-hayawan (Usefulness of animals) by Ibn Bakhtishu (died 1058); recto: text and illustration: Two owls perching in a tree; verso: text

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1944.54

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of a Manafi’ al-hayawan (Usefulness of animals) by Ibn Bakhtishu; text: Persian in black and red naskh script with title in black and blue kufic script; recto: illustration and text: Two owls perching in a tree, 11 lines; verso: text, 11 lines with marginal text; one of a group …

F1937.39

A fruit tree: an illustration from Nuzhatnama-yi ala’i (Excellent book of Council) by Shahmardan ibn Abi al-Khayr; recto: illustration and text; verso: text

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1937.39

Mounted with F1937.38. Detached folio from a dispersed copy of Nuzhatnama-yi Ala’i (Excellent book of counsel) by Shahmardan ibn Abi al-Khayr; text: Persian in black and red naskhi script; recto: illustration and text; explanation on dried and pulverized leaves of a tree as a remedy for diseases; verso: text: Species of black, red, white grapes …

F1937.38

Tree studies: illustrations from Nuzhatnama-yi ala’i (Book of Council) by Shahmardan ibn Abi al-Khayr; recto: Medicinal property of the mulberry tree; verso: Pharmacological property of the olive tree, its leaves and fruits

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1937.38

Mounted with F1937.39. Detached folio from a dispersed copy of Nuzhatnama-yi ala’i (Excellent book of counsel) by Shahmardan ibn Abi al-Khayr; text: Persian in black and red naskhi script; recto: illustration and text: Medicinal property of the mulberry tree, 2 lines, 3 paintings; verso: illustration and text: Pharmacological property of the olive tree, its leaves …