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W17 Cross - ISLAM 327 - Shahnameh: Iranian Myth, Epic, and History

Iranian
Book Cover, made for the 15th-century manuscript of the Shahnama of Firdausi (The "Kervorkian Shahnama")
papier mâché, paint and lacquer with leather spine
10 1/2 in. x 6 7/8 in. ( 26.7 cm x 17.5 cm )
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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, <em>Iraj is Slain by His Brothers</em>, is part of the Shahnama of Firdausi, the Persian book of kings. 
Iranian
Iraj Is Slain by His Brothers, from the Shahnama of Firdausi (The “Kervorkian Shahnama”)
ink, opaque watercolor, and gold leaf on paper
10 1/2 in. x 7 in. ( 26.7 cm x 17.8 cm )
Museum Purchase
Iranian
Book Cover, made for the 15th-century manuscript of the Shahnama of Firdausi (The "Kervorkian Shahnama")
papier mâché, paint and lacquer with leather spine
10 1/2 in. x 6 7/8 in. ( 26.7 cm x 17.5 cm )
Museum Purchase
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
Rustam Slays Shaghad and Dies, from the Shahnama of Firdausi
ink, opaque watercolor, and gold leaf on paper
10 1/2 in. x 7 in. ( 26.7 cm x 17.8 cm )
Museum Purchase
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>The Young Shoemaker and the Lion Before Bahram Gur</em>, is part of the Shahnama of Firdausi, the Persian book of kings. 
Iranian
The Young Shoemaker and the Lion Before Bahram Gur, from the Shahnama of Firdausi
ink, opaque watercolor, and gold leaf on paper
10 1/2 in. x 7 in. ( 26.7 cm x 17.8 cm )
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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>The Death of Dara</em>, is part of the Shahnama of Firdausi, the Persian book of kings. 
Iranian
The Death of Dara, from the Shahnama of Firdausi
ink, opaque watercolor, and gold leaf on paper
10 1/2 in. x 7 in. ( 26.7 cm x 17.8 cm )
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This page from the Shahnama of Firdausi is the second illuminated chapter heading of the book. The language of the text is Persian, but the script used is a modified form of Arabic done in ink, opaque watercolor and gold leaf on paper. The manuscript was made by the Shiraz and Timurid Schools, ca. 1460. 
Iranian
Illuminated Chapter Heading from the Shahnama of Firdausi (The “Kervorkian Shahnama”) (Second heading)
ink, opaque watercolor, and gold leaf on paper
10 7/16 in x 6 15/16 in (26.5 cm x 17.6 cm);19 3/8 in x 14 3/8 in (49.2 cm x 36.5 cm);8 in x 4 11/16 in (20.3 cm x 11.9 cm);10 7/16 in x 6 15/16 in (26.5 cm x 17.6 cm)
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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>Siyavush Passes Through the Fire</em>, is part of the Shahnama of Firdausi, the Persian book of kings. 
Iranian
Siyavush Passes Through the Fire, from the Shahnama of Firdausi
ink, opaque watercolor, and gold leaf on paper
10 7/16 in. x 7 3/16 in. ( 26.5 cm x 18.2 cm )
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Iranian
Text pages from the Shahnama of Firdausi (The “Kervorkian Shahnama”)
ink on paper
10 1/2 in. x 10 1/2 in. ( 26.7 cm x 26.7 cm )
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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>Shida Is Slain by Khusrau </em>from the Shahnama of Firdausi, the Persian book of kings. 
Iranian
Shida Is Slain by Khusrau, from the Shahnama of Firdausi
ink, opaque watercolor, and gold leaf on paper
10 1/2 in. x 7 in. ( 26.7 cm x 17.8 cm )
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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 the <em>Birth of Rustam </em>from the Shahnama, the Persian book of kings. 
Iranian
The Birth of Rustam, from the Shahnama of Firdausi
ink, opaque watercolor, and gold leaf on paper
10 7/16 in. x 7 3/16 in. ( 26.5 cm x 18.2 cm )
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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>Gurgin Fights with Andariman </em>from the Shahnama of Firdausi, the Persian book of kings. 
Iranian
Gurgin Fights with Andariman, from the Shahnama of Firdausi
ink, opaque watercolor, and gold leaf on paper
10 1/2 in. x 7 in. ( 26.7 cm x 17.8 cm )
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