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"Zal Expounds the Mysteries of the Magi", Folio from the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp

Author: Abu'l Qasim Firdausi
(935–1020)

Artist: Painting attributed to Qadimi (active ca. 1525–65)
Object Name: Folio from an illustrated manuscript
Date: ca. 1525
Geography: Iran, Tabriz
Culture: Islamic
Medium: Opaque watercolor, ink, silver, and gold on paper
Dimensions: Painting: H. 10 15/16 in. (27.9 cm) W. 7 1/8 in. (18.1 cm) Page: H. 18 1/2 in. (47 cm) W. 12 9/16 in. (31.9 cm) Mat: H. 22 in. (55.9 cm) W. 16 in. (40.6 cm) Frame: H. 23 in. (58.4 cm) W. 17 in. (43.2 cm)
Classification: Codices
Credit Line: Gift of Arthur A. Houghton Jr., 1970
Accession Number: 1970.301.14

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