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Ilkhanid Illustration
Great Mongol (Demotte) Shahnama
Chapter 6 - Faridun (500 years)
Faridun tests his sons

Tabriz, Persia, c.1335AD


A larger image of 'Faridun tests his sons'. Great Mongol (Demotte) Shahnama. Tabriz, Persia, c.1335AD. Ilkhanid Illustration. The Chester Beatty Library, Dublin, Per 111.2.


Disguised as a dragon, Faridun tests the character of his three sons, from the Book of Kings (Shahnama)
Object no.: Per 111.2
Object name: Folio / Bi-Folio (Codex)
Disguised as a dragon, Faridun tests the character of his three sons, from the Book of Kings (Shahnama)
Production place: Tabriz
Object category: Manuscript
Collection: Persian collection
Production date: c. 1330
Dimensions: 592 mm x 400 mm (height x width)
Material: Paper, Pigment, Ink, Gold
Language: Persian
Description: Disguised as a dragon, Faridun tests the character of his three sons, folio from the Book of Kings (Shahnama). Detached folio, ink, gold and pigments on paper, later re-mounted, Persian text with framed captions and painting (with later retouches), Tabriz, Iran, c. 1330. Dateable to the era of Ilkhanid rule in Iran, a dramatic but fragmentary manuscript known as the Great Mongol Shahnama (and also the Demotte Shahnama) is today dispersed across many international collections, including eleven folios in the Chester Beatty collection.
Source: The Chester Beatty Library, Dublin



Dublin, The Chester Beatty Library
Title of Work: Shahnama (Great Mongol)
Manuscript: Per 111
Accession Number: Per 111.2
Chapter 6 - Faridun (500 years)
Scene: Faridun tests his sons
Dimensions (h x w): 170 x 290 mm
Format: Rectangular within borders
Reconstructed Folio: 010r
Gregorian Date: 1335 (circa)
School: Tabriz
Source: Shahnama Project and Shahnama Project

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