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Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Firdausi

Painting by Mu'in Musavvir
(active ca. 1630–97)

Author: Abu'l Qasim Firdausi (935–1020)
Object Name: Illustrated manuscript
Date: 1660s
Geography: Iran, probably Isfahan
Culture: Islamic
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, gold, and silver on paper
Dimensions: Painting (folio 158v): H. 9 15/16 in. (25.2 cm) W. 5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm) Text block: H. 14 5/16 in. (36.4 cm) W. 8 9/16 in. (21.7 cm) Binding: H. 14 1/2 in. (36.8 cm) W. 9 1/16 in. (23 cm) D. 2 in. (5.1 cm)
Classification: Codices
Credit Line: Bequest of Monroe C. Gutman, 1974
Accession Number: 1974.290.43

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