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"Rudaba Makes a Ladder of Her Tresses", Folio from the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp

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. 11 in. (27.9 cm) W. 7 1/4 in. (18.4 cm) Page: H. 18 1/2 in. (47 cm) W. 12 1/4 in. (31.1 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:
1970.301.7
452116

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