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Folio from a Shahnama [?] (Book of Kings) by Firdawsi (d.1020); Battle scene

Mahmud Musawwir
Safavid period

Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
H: 32.3 W: 21.0 cm


The Freer|Sackler is closed for renovation and reinstallation. The popular exhibition Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan is still on view in the International Gallery. (Enter through the Ripley Center.) Join us for our reopening celebration on October 14–15, 2017.