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Ilkhanid Illustration
Great Mongol (Demotte) Shahnama
35 - Bahram Gur (1) (63 years).
Bahram Gur finds Jamshid's treasures.

Tabriz, Persia, c.1335AD


A larger image of 'Bahram Gur finds Jamshid's treasures'. Great Mongol (Demotte) Shahnama. Tabriz, Persia, c.1335. Ilkhanid Illustration. Freer Gallery of Art, Washington DC, F1935.24.


Bahram Gur finds Jamshid's treasures
HISTORICAL PERIOD: Il-Khanid dynasty, Mongol period, ca.1330
MEDIUM: Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
DIMENSIONS: H x W: 40.8 x 30.1 cm (16 1/16 x 11 7/8 in)
GEOGRAPHY: Iran, Tabriz
CREDIT LINE: Purchase Charles Lang Freer Endowment
ACCESSION NUMBER: F1935.24

PREVIOUS OWNERS
Hagop Kevorkian 1872 - 1962
Georges Demotte 1877 - 1923

DESCRIPTION
Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi; text: Persian in black naskh script, titles in gold naskh outlined in black; recto: illustration and text, Bahram Gur finds Jamshid's treasures, six columns, 21 lines; verso: text unrelated to the recto, Jahan takes Afrasiyab's message to Kay Khusraw, six columns, 31 lines; one of a group of 16 folios.

Source: Freer Gallery of Art, Washington DC, F1935.24



Washington, D.C., Freer Gallery of Art
Title of Work: Shahnama (Great Mongol)
Manuscript: F1935.24 - F1935.24
Accession Number: F1935.24
Chapter 35 - Bahram Gur (1) (63 years)
Scene: Bahram Gur finds Jamshid's treasures
Dimensions (h x w): 208 x 288 mm
Format: Rectangular within borders
Reconstructed Folio: 204v
Gregorian Date: 1335 (circa)
School: Tabriz
Source: Shahnama Project

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