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"Kai Kavus Ascends to the Sky", 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)
Artist: Painting attributed to 'Abd al-'Aziz (active first half 16th century)
Object Name: Folio from an illustrated manuscript
Date: ca. 1525–30
Geography: Iran, Tabriz
Culture: Islamic
Medium: Opaque watercolor, ink, silver, and gold on paper
Dimensions: Painting: H. 11 3/16 in. (28.4 cm) W. 7 3/16 in. (18.3 cm) Page: H. 18 5/8 in. (47.3 cm) W. 12 9/16 in. (31.9 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: 1970.301.21

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