Cover of the manuscript accessioned as S1986.58.1, Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi (d. 1020)

Book cover for S1986.58.1, Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi (d. 1020), red leather cover with a border of multiple fillets.

Historical period(s)
Safavid period, 1518
Medium
Leather and gold
Dimensions
H x W: 29 x 19.4 cm (11 7/16 x 7 5/8 in)
Geography
Iran, Shiraz
Credit Line
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1986.58.2
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Manuscript cover

Keywords
Henri Vever collection, Iran, Safavid period (1501 - 1722), Shahnama, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Description

Book cover for S1986.58.1, Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi (d. 1020), red leather cover with a border of multiple fillets.

Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Whistler's Neighborhood
Google Cultural Institute
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