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Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings) by Firdawsi (d.1020); recto: Iskandar and Khidr on horseback; verso: text, Iskandar seeks the fountain of life

Medium:
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 32.4 x 20.4 cm (12 3/4 x 8 1/16 in)
Type:
Manuscript
Origin:
Shiraz, Iran
Date:
circa 1590-1600
Period:
Safavid period
Topic:
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Credit Line:
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1986.272
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Data Source:
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