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"Buzurjmihr Explains the Game of Backgammon (Nard) to the Raja of Hind", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings)

Author:
Abu'l Qasim Firdausi (935–1020)
Object Name:
Folio from an illustrated manuscript
Date:
ca. 1300–30
Geography:
Iran or Iraq
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Dimensions:
Text block: 6 1/8 x 4 15/16 in. (15.6 x 12.5 cm) Painting: 2 3/16 x 4 13/16 in. (5.6 x 12.3 cm)
Classification:
Codices
Credit Line:
Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1934
Accession Number:
34.24.2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 455
[ Heeramaneck Galleries, New York, until 1934; sold to MMA]
Dimand, Maurice S. Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin vol. 29 (1934). pp. 58-60.

Simpson, Marianna. "The Illustration of an Epic: The Earliest Shahnama Manuscripts." PhD diss., Garland Publishing, Inc., 1979.



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