Subject: Folkloric and Literary Subjects and Works

616 objects
S1986.238

Folio from a Rawdat al-safa (Garden of felicity) by Mirkhwand (d. 1498); verso: Ali and Aisha at the Battle of the Camel; recto: text

https://asia.si.edu/object/S1986.238

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of a Rawdat al-safa fi sirat al-anbiya’ wa-al -muluk wa-al-khulafa (Garden of purity on the lives of the prophets, kings, and caliphs) by Muhammad b. Khwandshah (known as Mirkhwand); text: Persian in black nasta’liq script; recto: text, one column, twenty-four lines; verso: Ali and Aisha at the Battle of …

S1986.234

Folio from a Rawdat al-safa (Garden of felicity) by Mirkhwand (d. 1498); recto: Hamza and Ali in battle; verso: Bravery and courage of Ali and Hamza

https://asia.si.edu/object/S1986.234

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of a Rawdat al-safa fi sirat al-anbiya’ wa-al -muluk wa-al-khulafa (Garden of purity on the lives of the prophets, kings, and caliphs) by Muhammad b. Khwandshah (known as Mirkhwand); text: Persian in black nasta’liq script; recto: illustration and text: Hamza and Ali in battle; verso: text: Bravery and courage …

S1986.233

Folio from a Rawdat al-safa (Garden of felicity) by Mirkhwand (d. 1498); recto: Suleyman enthroned; verso: text, Suleyman provides a one day meal for humans, jinns, animals, wild beasts, birds, reptiles, and insects

https://asia.si.edu/object/S1986.233

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of a Rawdat al-safa fi sirat al-anbiya’ wa-al -muluk wa-al-khulafa (Garden of purity on the lives of the prophets, kings, and caliphs) by Muhammad b. Khwandshah (known as Mirkhwand); text: Persian in black nasta’liq script; recto: illustration and text: Suleyman enthroned, inscriptions on the painting folio; verso: text: Suleyman …

S1986.230

Babur receives a courtier

https://asia.si.edu/object/S1986.230

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of Baburnama (Tuzuk-i Baburi) by Zahir-al-Din Muhammad Babur; Babur receives a courtier; one of a group of three folios. Border: The painting is set in gold, red, and blue rulings in a border with gold landscape, bird and animal motifs, mounted within borders of a Rawdat al-safa page.

S1986.227

Folio from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi (d.1020); recto: Mehr Hormozd kills Khusraw Parviz, The story of Shiruya and Shirin; verso: The story of Shiruya and Shirin

https://asia.si.edu/object/S1986.227

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi; Persian in black nasta’liq script, headings in gold and red; recto: Mehr Hormozd kills Khusraw Parviz, The story of Shiruya and Shirin; four columns, twenty-six lines of text; verso: right-hand half of a double- page composition separated from the facing folio …

S1986.226

Folio from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi (d.1020); recto: Shirin before Shiruya; verso: text

https://asia.si.edu/object/S1986.226

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi; left-hand half of a double-page composition separated from the facing folio (S1986.227); text: Persian in black nasta’liq script; recto: Shirin before Shiruya; verso: text, four columns, twenty-five lines; one of a group of six folios. Border: The text and the painting …

S1986.225

Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings) by Firdawsi (d.1020); recto: text; verso: text

https://asia.si.edu/object/S1986.225

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi; text: Persian in black nasta’liq script; recto: left-hand half of the double-page composition separated from the facing folio (S1986.224), text: four columns, twenty-five lines; verso: text: four columns, twenty-five lines; one of a group of six folios. Border: The text is …

S1986.224

Folio from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi (d.1020); verso: Nushirvan interviews the intruder to his harem; recto: text

https://asia.si.edu/object/S1986.224

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi; text: Persian in black nasta’liq script; recto: text: four columns, fifteen lines; verso: right-hand half of a double-page painting separated from the facing folio (S1986.225), Nushirwan interviews the intruder to his harem; one of a group of six folios. Border: The …

S1986.223

Folio from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi (d.1020); recto: text: The story of the poet Daqiqi, text about the composition of the book; verso: text: Panegyric to Sultan Mahmud

https://asia.si.edu/object/S1986.223

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi; text: Persian in black nasta’liq script, headings in gold; recto: text, The story of the poet Daqiqi, and text about the composition of the book, four columns, twenty-five lines; verso: text, panegyric to Sultan Mahmud; four columns, twenty-five lines; one of …

S1986.222

Folio from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi (d.1020); recto: The court of Gayumarth; verso: text: Siyamak slain by the black demon

https://asia.si.edu/object/S1986.222

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi; text: Persian in black nasta’liq script; recto: illustration and text, The court of Gayumarth; verso: text, Siyamak slain by the black demon, four columns, twenty-five lines, marginal correction of scribal errors; one of a group of six folios. Border: The painting …