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Ilkhanid Illustration
Great Mongol (Demotte) Shāh-Nāmeh
Chapter 20 - Iskandar
Kayd, the King of Hind, tells his dreams to his vizier, Mihran

Tabriz, Persia, c.1335AD


A larger image of 'Kayd, the King of Hind, tells his dreams to his vizier, Mihran', Great Mongol (Demotte) Shāh-Nāmeh, Tabriz, c.1335 - Ilkhanid Soldiers. The Chester Beatty Library, Dublin, Per 111.5.


The king of India tells his dream to the sage Mihran, from the Book of Kings (Shahnama)
Object no.: Per 111.5
Object name: Folio / Bi-Folio (Codex)
Title: The king of India tells his dream to the sage Mihran, 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: The king of India tells his dream to the sage Mihran, from the Book of Kings (Shahnama). In his dream, king Kayd has foreseen Alexander's invasion of India, and Mihran advises him on how to placate the invader. Detached folio, ink, gold and pigments on paper, later re-mounted, Persian text with framed captions and painting, 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 111.5
Chapter 20 - Iskandar (14 years)
Scene: Kayd, the King of Hind, tells his dreams to his vizier, Mihran
Dimensions (h x w): 220 x 200 mm
Format: Rectangular within borders
Reconstructed Folio: 165r
Gregorian Date: 1335 (circa)
School: Tabriz
Source: Shahnama Project

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