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Shahnama (Book of Kings)

Author:
Abu'l Qasim Firdausi (935–1020)
Calligrapher:
Kamal al-Din bin Ibrahim
Object Name:
Illustrated manuscript
Date:
1602 (text); 19th century (paintings, illumination, binding)
Geography:
Attributed to India
Medium:
Ink, opaque watercolor, silver, and gold on paper
Dimensions:
13 3/4 x 8 1/4in. (34.9 x 21cm)
Classification:
Codices
Credit Line:
Gift of Alexander Smith Cochran, 1913
Accession Number:
13.228.22
Not on view
Alexander Smith Cochran, Yonkers, NY (until 1913; gifted to MMA)
New York. Visual Arts Gallery. "An Exhibition of Indian Miniatures," April 5, 1972–April 27, 1972, no catalogue.

Jackson, A. V. Williams, and A. Yohannan. Catalogue of the Collection of Persian Manuscripts, Including also some Turkish and Arabic, Presented to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York by Alexander Smith Cochran. Columbia University Indo Iranian Series, vol. 1. New York: Columbia University Press, 1912. pp. 14-20.

Valentiner, William Reinhold. "The Cochran Collection of Persian Manuscripts." Museum of Metropolitan Art Bulletin, old series, vol. 8 (1913). pp. 80-86.

Dimand, Maurice S., ed. "Dated Specimens of Mohammedan Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art." MMA Studies 1, pt.2 (1929). no. 17, p. 230.



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