Hagop Kevorkian (1872-1962), New York to 1931 
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Hagop Kevorkian, New York in 1931 
 Object file, undated folder sheet note. See also Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office.
 See note 1.
- Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)
Hagop Kevorkian 1872-1962
Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi; text: Persian in black naskhi script; illustration and text: Afrasiyab takes Siyavush as prisoner, 6 columns, 19 lines; reverse: blank; one of a group of 4 folios.
Border: The text and the painting are set in gold and black rulings mounted on a gold-sprinkled black paperboard.
- Published References
- Freer Gallery of Art. Gallery Book II: Exhibition of August 19, 1933. Washington, August 19, 1933. .
- FIrdausi. The Shahnama of Firdausi. vol. III, London. vol. 2: p. 321, 402.
- Marianna Shreve Simpson. The Illustration of an Epic: The Earliest Shahnama Manuscripts. Outstanding Dissertations in the Fine Arts New York and London. .
- Grace Dunham Guest. Notes on the Miniatures on a 13th Century Beaker. vol. 10 Ann Arbor. fig. 14.
- Edgar Blochet. On a Book of Kings of about 1200 A.D. vol. 41 Delhi, January 1930. opposite p. 4.
- Laurence Binyon, J.V.S. Wilkinson, Basil Gray. Persian Miniature Painting: A Descriptive Catalogue of the Miniatures Exhibited at Burlington House, January-March 1931. Exh. cat. Oxford, January - March 1931. cat. nos. 20, 1.
- A Survey of Persian Art from Prehistoric Times to the Present. 15 vols., , Reissue with corrigenda and addenda. London and New York. vol. 5: 1834, vol. 7: pp. 2239, 2045, 2054, 2240, vol. 7: plate 831A.
- Dr. Esin Atil. Exhibition of 2500 Years of Persian Art. Exh. cat. Washington, 1971. cat. 14.
- Persian Art: An Illustrated Souvenir of the Exhibition of Persian Art at Burlington House. Exh. cat. London, January - March, 1931. p. 32.
- Oleg Grabar, Sheila Blair. Epic Images and Contemporary History: The Illustrations of the Great Mongol Shahnama. Chicago. p. 192, note 10.
- Collection Area(s)
- Arts of the Islamic World
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