Ilkhanid Illustration
Great Mongol (Demotte) Shahnama
Chapter 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 F1935.24.


Folio from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi (died 1020); recto: text:; verso: illustration and text: Bahram Gur finds Jamshid’s treasure
HISTORICAL PERIOD: Il-Khanid dynasty, Mongol period, ca. 1330
MEDIUM: Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
DIMENSIONS: H x W: 20.8 x 28.8 cm (8 3/16 x 11 5/16 in)
GEOGRAPHY: Iran, Tabriz
CREDIT LINE: Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
ACCESSION NUMBER: F1935.24
CLASSIFICATION: Manuscript
TYPE: Detached manuscript folio
PREVIOUS OWNER: Hagop Kevorkian 1872 - 1962

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: text, Bahram Gur reaches the miller's daughter, six columns, 31 lines; verso: illustration and text, Bahram Gur finds Jamshid's treasure, six columns, 15 lines; one of a group of 16 folios.
Source: Freer Gallery of Art



Washington, D.C., Freer Gallery of Art
Title of Work: Shahnama (Great Mongol)
Manuscript: F1923.5 - F1942.2
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, Ilkhanid period
Source: Shahnama Project

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