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189 objects
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 …

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 …

S1986.113

Folio from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi (d.1020); recto: A hunt in the mountains; verso: text

https://asia.si.edu/object/S1986.113

Detached frontispiece from a dispersed copy of the Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi; text: Persian in black naskh script; recto: right-hand half of a double-page, a hunt in the mountains, remounted heading from a Kitab-i lughat al-Fars; verso: text from the Shahnama, 6 columns, 30 lines. Patron: Qiwam al-Dawla wa’l-Din. Border: The recto is …

S1986.111

Folio from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi (d.1020); recto: left-hand half of a double-page illumination; verso: text: Discourse in praise of wisdom, The creation of the world and the nature of man

https://asia.si.edu/object/S1986.111

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi; text: Persian in white thuluth script outlined in black and black naskh script; recto: left-hand half of a double-page illumination, detached from the facing folio (S1986.110), one column, 10 lines; verso: text: Discourse in praise of wisdom, The creation of the …