Ilkhanid Illustration
Great Mongol (Demotte) Shāh-Nāmeh
Chapter 8 - Nauzar (7 years)
Afrasiyab executes Nauzar

Tabriz, Persia, c.1335AD


A larger image of 'Afrasiyab executes Nauzar', Great Mongol (Demotte) Shāh-Nāmeh, Tabriz, c.1335 - Ilkhanid Soldiers. Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 50-103.


Afrasiyab Killing Naudar, a folio from the Great Il-Khanid (Mongol) Shahnama (Book of Kings)
Series Title: Shahnama (Book of Kings)
Culture: Persian
Object Date: ca. 1335
Medium: Watercolor and ink with gold and silver on paper
Dimensions:
   Image: 8 15/16 x 11 3/8 inches (22.7 x 28.89 cm)
   Sheet: 15 3/4 x 11 1/2 inches (40.01 x 29.21 cm)
Credit Line: Purchase: William Rockhill Nelson Trust
Object number: 55-103
Ilkhanid Period (1256-1353 C.E.)
Persian language written in naskh script

Provenance
Imperial Library, Gulistan Palace, Teheran, Iran, by 1909 [1];
With Kelekian, Paris, and Demotte, Paris, by 1913;
Joseph Homberg, Paris, by 1938 [2];
With Paul Mallon, New York and Paris, by 1954;
Purchased from C. Edward Wells by The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO, 1955.
[1] A letter from Edward C. Wells, in the accession file, explains that the original manuscript left Iran with a man named Raffy with the assistance of Shah Mallayan.
[2] In the catalogue for the 1938 exhibition, Les Arts de l’Iran L’Ancienne Perse et Bagdad, at the Bibliothèque Nationale, this folio is credited to the J. Homberg collection.

Source: Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas



Kansas, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Title of Work: Shahnama (Great Mongol)
Manuscript: 33.60-55.103
Accession Number: 55.103
Chapter 8 - Nauzar (7 years)
Scene: Afrasiyab executes Nauzar
English Title: Afrsiyab Killing Naudar
Dimensions (h x w): 220 x 290 mm
Format: Rectangular within borders
Reconstructed Folio: 025r
Gregorian Date: 1335 (circa)
School: Tabriz, Ilkhanid period
Source: Shahnama Project

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