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Faramurz taken Prisoner, Shah-nameh of Ferdowski

Accession Number
1965/1.180

Title
Faramurz taken Prisoner, Shah-nameh of Ferdowski

Artist(s)
Iranian

Artist Nationality
Iranian

Object Creation Date
17th century

Medium & Support
tempera on paper

Dimensions
5 9/16 in x 5 13/16 in (14.1 cm x 14.8 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Dr. Richard Ettinghausen presented in honor of Professor Oleg Grabar

Subject matter
Persian-Farsi calligraphy describes the moment when Faramurz is taken prisoner in the Shahnama of Firdausi.  The scene depicted, Faramurz taken Prisoner, is part of the Shahnama of Firdausi, the Persian book of kings. 

Physical Description
This Persian manuscript leaf is attributed to the 17th century Safavid period. Its format consists of two sections of calligraphy and a miniature (painted scene) in the middle. The painted scene features a grassy landscape with a mounted soldier and two standing figures. 

Primary Object Classification
Bound Work

Primary Object Type
manuscript

Additional Object Classification(s)
Painting

Collection Area
Western

Rights
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Keywords
Iranian Islamic painting styles after the Mongols
Iranian Islamic styles after the Mongols
Islamic
Persian-Farsi (language)
Safavid (Iranian Islamic styles )
Safavid painting styles
Shahnama
armor
calligraphy
calligraphy (visual works)
miniatures (paintings)
shahs
sword
tempera

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