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"Afrasiyab on the Iranian Throne", Folio from the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp

Abu'l Qasim Firdausi
(935–1020)

Artist: Painting attributed to Bashdan Qara (active ca. 1525–35)
Object Name: Folio from an illustrated manuscript
Date: ca. 1525–30
Geography: Iran
Culture: Islamic
Medium: Opaque watercolor, ink, silver, and gold on paper
Dimensions: Painting: H. 11 5/8 x W. 7 7/16 in. (H. 29.5 x W. 18.9 cm) Entire Page: H. 18 9/16 x W. 12 1/2 in. (H. 47.1 x W. 31.8 cm)
Classification: Codices
Credit Line: Gift of Arthur A. Houghton Jr., 1970
Accession Number: 1970.301.16

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