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Page of Calligraphy from a Shahnama (Book of Kings)

Author:
Abu'l Qasim Firdausi (935–1020)
Object Name:
Illustrated manuscript
Date:
ca. 1330–40
Geography:
Attributed to Iran, probably Isfahan
Medium:
Ink, opaque watercolor, gold, and silver on paper; cloth cover
Dimensions:
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)
Classification:
Codices
Credit Line:
Bequest of Monroe C. Gutman, 1974
Accession Number:
1974.290.1
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.



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