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Folio from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi (d.1020); recto: Bijan slays Nastihan; verso: text

Calligrapher:
Hasan b. Muhammad b. Ali b. Husayni (Mawsili)  Search this
Patron:
Qiwam al-Dawla wa'l-Din  Search this
Medium:
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 36.1 x 29.1 cm (14 3/16 x 11 7/16 in)
Type:
Manuscript
Origin:
Shiraz, Iran
Date:
February 1341 (Ramadan 741 A.H.)
Period:
Mongol period
Topic:
Shahnama  Search this
battle  Search this
death  Search this
Bijan  Search this
naskh script  Search this
Mongol period (1220 - 1380)  Search this
Iran  Search this
Gudarz  Search this
Nastihan  Search this
Kay Khusraw  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Henri Vever collection  Search this
epic  Search this
Inju dynasty (1335 - 1357)  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1986.119
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
EDAN-URL:
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