Battle between the forces of Nawzar and Afrasiyab from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi

Historical period(s)
Il-Khanid dynasty, Mongol period, early 14th century
Medium
Ink, opaque watercolor, gold and silver on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 7.6 x 17.2 cm (3 x 6 3/4 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1929.36
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Manuscript folio

Keywords
Afrasiyab, battle, epic, horse, Il-Khanid dynasty (1256 - 1353), Iran, Mongol period (1220 - 1380), Nawzar, Shahnama, sword
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Published References
  • James Wasserman, Steven Brooke, Vere Chappell. An Illustrated History of the Knights Templar. Rochester, Vermont. fig. 12.3.
  • Marianna Shreve Simpson. The Illustration of an Epic: The Earliest Shahnama Manuscripts. Outstanding Dissertations in the Fine Arts New York and London. p. 196, fig. 107.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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