Folio from a Shahnama [?] (Book of Kings) by Firdawsi (d.1020); Battle scene

Detached folio from a dispersed manuscript; Battle scene; recto: left-hand half of a double-page miniature separated from the facing folio (F1954.4); verso: blank; one of a group of 2 folios.
Border: The painting is set in green, blue, and gold rulings on cream-colored paper.

Maker(s)
Artist: Mahmud Musawwir
Historical period(s)
Safavid period, 1525-1550
Medium
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 32.3 x 21 cm (12 11/16 x 8 1/4 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1954.5
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Manuscript folio

Keywords
battle, Iran, percussion instrument, Safavid period (1501 - 1722), Shahnama, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Description

Detached folio from a dispersed manuscript; Battle scene; recto: left-hand half of a double-page miniature separated from the facing folio (F1954.4); verso: blank; one of a group of 2 folios.
Border: The painting is set in green, blue, and gold rulings on cream-colored paper.

Published References
  • Basil Gray. Persian Painting. Treasures of Asia Geneva. p. 135.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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