Page of Calligraphy from a Shahnama (Book of Kings)
Abu'l Qasim Firdausi (935–1020)
Attributed to Iran, probably Isfahan
Ink, opaque watercolor, gold, and silver on paper; cloth cover
Page: 8 x 5 1/8 in. (20.3 x 13 cm)
Text block: 6 9/16 x 4 5/16 in. (16.6 x 11 cm)
Bequest of Monroe C. Gutman, 1974
Not on view
Ph. Walter Schulz, Leipzig, Germany (by 1914); Professor O. Moll, Düsseldorf, Germany ; Monroe C. Gutman, New York (by 1929–d. 1974; bequeathed to MMA)
Swietochowski, Marie, and Marilyn Jenkins-Madina. Notable Acquisitions 1965–1975 (1975). p. 135, ill. (b/w).
Masuya, Tomoko. "The Condition of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Small Shahnama and the Reconstruction of its Text." In Poetry and Epic Images, edited by Marie Lukens Swietochowski, and Stefano Carboni. New York, 1994. pp. 129-145.