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- Previous Owner(s)
Henri Vever 1854 - 1942
Francois Mautin French, born 1907
Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi; text: Persian in black and white nasta'liq script; recto: last section of Baysunghuri preface, one column, nineteen lines of text, ; verso: Sarlawh, text, the beginning of the Shahnama of Hakim Firdawsi, headings in white, four columns, twenty lines of text.
Border: The text is set in gold, blue and red rulings on cream-colored paper; the sarlawh is set in gold, blue and red rulings; margins are decorated with landscape and animal motifs.
Recto: marginal information in another hand about endowment of the book.
- Published References
- Glenn D. Lowry, Milo Cleveland Beach, Elisabeth West FitzHugh, Susan Nemanzee, Janet Snyder. An Annotated and Illustrated Checklist of the Vever Collection. Washington and Seattle. cat. 127, p. 113.
- Collection Area(s)
- Arts of the Islamic World
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