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This leaf is from a manuscript of the epic poem, Shahnama of Firdausi and features columns of Persian-Farsi calligraphy with an illuminated chapter heading at the top of the page.
Iranian (Iranian)
Cover of Ann Arbor Shahnameh (First heading)
1455 – 1465
Museum Purchase
1963/1.39C
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This Ilkhanid eight-pointed star tile employs the Kashan style that originates in Iran. A crane/phoenix-type bird flies amongst floral decorations. The outer perimeter is decorated with a cursive script. The script may either be Qur'anic verse (Arabic) or a Shahnama verse (Persian book of Kings). (updated)
Iranian (Iranian)
Star-shaped Tile with flying crane among flowers
1300 – 1332
Museum Purchase
1957/1.102
"A Persian inscription is incised into the broad band of lustre decorating the vessel's rim. The main element in the decoration is a loosely drawn eight-pointed star from which a further series of eight- and sixteen-pointed stars are generated; beyond them are registers filled with medallions and cartouches. This structure, unusual in ceramic decor, is reminiscent of that found on metalwork vessels of this same period from Iran."<br />
 
Iranian (Iranian)
Bowl with radial design and inscribed rim
1200 – 1232
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1961/1.186
This Persian miniature is attributed to the Shiraz and Timurid schools, ca. 1460. The painting is done in ink, opaque watercolor and gold leaf on paper. The scene, <em>Sikandar Builds a Barrier Against Yajuj and Majuj</em>, is part of the Shahnama of Firdausi, the Persian book of kings. 
Iranian (Iranian)
Sikandar Builds a Barrier Against Yajuj and Majuj, from the Shahnama of Firdausi
1455 – 1465
Museum Purchase
1963/1.66
This Persian miniature is attributed to the Shiraz and Timurid schools, ca. 1460. The painting is done in ink, opaque watercolor and gold leaf on paper. The scene, <em>Rustam Takes Bijan out of the Pit</em>, is part of the Shahnama of Firdausi, the Persian book of kings. 
Iranian (Iranian)
Rustam Takes Bijan out of the Pit, from the Shahnama of Firdausi
1455 – 1465
Museum Purchase
1963/1.54
This painted miniature Shahnama page was made by the Shiraz and Timurid schools, ca. 1460 in Baghdad, Iraq. The painting is done in ink, opaque watercolor and gold leaf on paper. The scene depicts <em>Gaiumart the First Shah</em> from the Shahnama, the Persian book of kings. 
Iranian (Iranian)
Gaiumart the First Shah, from the Shahnama of Firdausi
1455 – 1465
Museum Purchase
1963/1.40
This Persian miniature is attributed to the Shiraz and Timurid schools, ca. 1460. The painting is done in ink, opaque watercolor and gold leaf on paper. The scene, <em>Sikandar Goes on a Pilgrimage to the Kaaba</em>, is part of the Shahnama of Firdausi, the Persian book of kings. 
Iranian (Iranian)
Sikandar Goes on a Pilgrimage to the Kaaba, from the Shahnama of Firdausi
1455 – 1465
Museum Purchase
1963/1.65
Timurid miniature from the Shiraz and Timurid schools, ca. 1460. The painting is done in ink, opaque watercolor and gold leaf on paper. The scene depicts <em>Tahmina Comes to Rustam </em>from the Shahnama of Firdausi, the Persian book of kings. 
Iranian (Iranian)
Tahmina Comes to Rustam, from the Shahnama of Firdausi
1455 – 1465
Museum Purchase
1963/1.46
This Persian miniature is attributed to the Shiraz and Timurid schools, ca. 1460. The painting is done in ink, opaque watercolor and gold leaf on paper. The scene, <em>Rustam Slays Shaghad and Dies</em>, is part of the Shahnama of Firdausi, the Persian book of kings. 
Iranian (Iranian)
Rustam Slays Shaghad and Dies, from the Shahnama of Firdausi
1455 – 1465
Museum Purchase
1963/1.63
Timurid miniature from the Shiraz and Timurid schools, ca. 1460. The painting is done in ink, opaque watercolor and gold leaf on paper. The scene depicts <em>Rustam Slays Suhrab </em>from the Shahnama of Firdausi, the Persian book of kings. 
Iranian (Iranian)
Rustam Slays Suhrab, from the Shahnama of Firdausi
1455 – 1465
Museum Purchase
1963/1.47
This painted miniature Shahnama page was made by the Shiraz and Timurid schools, ca. 1460 in Baghdad, Iraq. The painting is done in ink, opaque watercolor and gold leaf on paper. The scene depicts <em>Rustam Slays the White Elephant </em>from the Shahnama of Firdausi, the Persian book of kings. 
Iranian (Iranian)
Rustam Slays the White Elephant, from the Shahnama of Firdausi
1455 – 1465
Museum Purchase
1963/1.44
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