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Folio from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi (d.1020); recto: Bahram Gur slays a dragon in India, text: Bahram marries the daughter of Shangal, king of India; verso: text: Bahram Gur flees from India

Calligrapher: Hasan b. Muhammad b. Ali b. Husayni (Mawsili), Patron: Qiwam al-Dawla wa'l-DinFebruary 1341 (Ramadan 741 A.H.)

Freer and Sackler Galleries

Freer and Sackler Galleries

  • Title: Folio from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi (d.1020); recto: Bahram Gur slays a dragon in India, text: Bahram marries the daughter of Shangal, king of India; verso: text: Bahram Gur flees from India
  • Creator: Calligrapher: Hasan b. Muhammad b. Ali b. Husayni (Mawsili), Patron: Qiwam al-Dawla wa'l-Din
  • Date Created: February 1341 (Ramadan 741 A.H.)
  • Location: Iran, Shiraz
  • External Link: For more information about this and thousands of other works of art in the Freer|Sackler collection, please visit http://www.asia.si.edu/.
  • Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
  • Historical Period: Mongol period
  • Credit Line: Purchase--Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
  • Collection: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

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