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Folio from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi (d.1020); recto: Iskandar encounters the Angel Israfel; verso: text: Iskandar crosses the Land of Darkness, removes the ruby; Iskandar constructs a wall to defeat Yajuj and Majuj (Gog and Magog)

Calligrapher:
Muhammad al-Qiwam al-Katib al-Shirazi (ca. 1537-1585)  Search this
Medium:
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 45.2 x 30.2 cm (17 13/16 x 11 7/8 in)
Type:
Manuscript
Painting
Origin:
Probably Turkey
Date:
1562-1583
Topic:
Shahnama  Search this
angel  Search this
Alexander  Search this
Turkey  Search this
Iran  Search this
Elias  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Henri Vever collection  Search this
Khizr  Search this
Israfel  Search this
Water of Life  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:
S1986.256
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S1986.256
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