Folio from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi (died 1020); recto: text:; verso: illustration and text: Bahram Gur finds Jamshid’s treasure

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi; text: Persian in black naskh script, titles in gold naskh outlined in black; recto: text, Bahram Gur reaches the miller’s daughter, six columns, 31 lines; verso: illustration and text, Bahram Gur finds Jamshid’s treasure, six columns, 15 lines; one of a group of 16 folios.

Historical period(s)
Il-Khanid dynasty, Mongol period, ca. 1330
Medium
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 20.8 x 28.8 cm (8 3/16 x 11 5/16 in)
Geography
Iran, Tabriz
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1935.24
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Manuscript folio

Keywords
Bahram Gur, donkey, epic, Il-Khanid dynasty (1256 - 1353), Iran, lion, Mongol period (1220 - 1380), naskh script, peacock, ram, Shahnama, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance research underway.
Description

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi; text: Persian in black naskh script, titles in gold naskh outlined in black; recto: text, Bahram Gur reaches the miller's daughter, six columns, 31 lines; verso: illustration and text, Bahram Gur finds Jamshid's treasure, six columns, 15 lines; one of a group of 16 folios.

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Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
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