"Firdausi's Parable of the Ship of Shi'ism", Folio 18v from the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp

Author: Abu'l Qasim Firdausi (935–1020)
Artist: Painting attributed to Mirza 'Ali (active ca. 1525–75)
Object Name: Folio from an illustrated manuscript
Date: ca. 1530–35
Geography: Iran, Tabriz
Culture: Islamic
Medium: Opaque watercolor, ink, silver, and gold on paper
Dimensions: Painting: H. 12 1/2 in. (31.7 cm) W. 8 15/16 in. (22.7 cm) Page: H. 18 1/2 in. (47 cm) W.12 1/2 in. (31.8 cm) Mat: H. 22 in. (55.9 cm) W. 16 in. (40.6 cm)
Classification: Codices
Credit Line: Gift of Arthur A. Houghton Jr., 1970
Accession Number: 1970.301.1

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