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

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

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