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Folio from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi (d.1020); recto: Garsivaz being flogged while Afrasiyab is dragged from the lake; verso: Afrasiyab's night raid to Kay Khusraw's camp

Medium:
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 30.9 x 20 cm (12 3/16 x 7 7/8 in)
Type:
Manuscript
Origin:
Qazvin?, Iran
Date:
circa 1580
Period:
Safavid period
Topic:
Shahnama  Search this
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)  Search this
Afrasiyab  Search this
Iran  Search this
king  Search this
prisoner  Search this
Garsivaz  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Henri Vever collection  Search this
epic  Search this
flogging  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:
S1986.249
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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