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Calligrapher:
Salik b. Sa'id  Search this
Medium:
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 34.7 x 24 cm (13 11/16 x 9 7/16 in)
Type:
Manuscript
Origin:
Gilan, Iran
Date:
1493-1494 (899 A.H.)
Period:
Turkmen period, Aq Qoyunlu dynasty
Description:
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, seventeen lines with square panels with diagonal hemistichs and triangular figurative verse illuminations; verso: illustration and text, Giv brings Gurgin before Kay Khusraw; one of a group of seven folios.
Border: The text and the painting are set in gold, black and blue rulings on cream-colored paper.
Collection:
Arthur M. Sackler Collection
Exhibition History:
In the Realm of Princes: The Arts of the Book in Fifteenth Century Iran and Central Asia (March 19 to August 7, 2005)
Crushed Lapis and Burnished Gold: The Art of Illumination (June 9 to December 8, 1991)
Topic:
Shahnama  Search this
Turkmen period (1378 - 1508)  Search this
Aq Qoyunlu dynasty (1378 - 1501)  Search this
Iran  Search this
Gurgin  Search this
Giv  Search this
Kay Khusraw  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Henri Vever collection  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1986.160
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye33b16a2f5-d9d7-4e80-afe1-ffd8a17198d4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S1986.160