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The Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdausi (d. 1020)
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The Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdausi (d. 1020)

Medium:
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (overall): 38.1 x 21.2 cm (15 x 8 3/8 in)
Type:
Manuscript
Origin:
Iran
Topic:
Shahnama, percussion instrument, nasta'liq script, illumination, Iran, Arts of the Islamic World, frontispiece, finispiece, colophon, sarlawh
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Date:
early 17th century
Accession Number:
F1907.279
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Provenance:
To 1907 Colonel Henry Bathurst Hanna (1839-1914), London, to 1907 [1] From 1907 to 1919 Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Colonel Henry Bathurst Hanna in 1907 [2] From 1920 Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3] Notes: [1] See Original List of Persian Miniatures and Manuscripts, pg. 95, and Miscellaneous section of Inventory, S.I. 1591, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. [2] See note 1. [3] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.
Rights:
Copyright with museum






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