Folio from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi (d.1020); recto: text: Dying Dara told Sekandar to ask for his daughter’s hand in marriage; verso: text

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi, text: Persian in black naskh script, heading in gold naskh; recto: text, Dying Dara told Sekandar to ask for his daughter’s hand in marriage, 6 columns, 31 lines; verso: text, 6 columns, 23 lines; one of a group of 16 folios.
Border: The text is set in gold and black rulings on cream-colored paper.

Historical period(s)
Il-Khanid dynasty, circa 1330-1340
Medium
Ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 40.4 x 29.2 cm (15 7/8 x 11 1/2 in)
Geography
Iran, Tabriz
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1930.79
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Manuscript folio

Keywords
Il-Khanid dynasty (1256 - 1353), Iran, naskh script, Shahnama
Provenance

To 1930
Otto Burchard & Co. (C. Edward Wells), to 1930 [1]

From 1930
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Otto Burchard & Co. in 1930 [2]

Notes:

[1] Object file, undated folder sheet note. See also Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Otto Burchard & Co.

Description

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi, text: Persian in black naskh script, heading in gold naskh; recto: text, Dying Dara told Sekandar to ask for his daughter's hand in marriage, 6 columns, 31 lines; verso: text, 6 columns, 23 lines; one of a group of 16 folios.
Border: The text is set in gold and black rulings on cream-colored paper.

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Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
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