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Ilkhanid Illustration
Great Mongol (Demotte) Shahnama
Chapter 4 - Jamshid (700 years).
The Iranians place the Arab king Zahhak on the throne.

Tabriz, Persia, c.1335AD


A larger image of 'The Iranians place the Arab king Zahhak on the throne'. Great Mongol (Demotte) Shahnama. Tabriz, Persia, c.1335. Ilkhanid Illustration. Freer Gallery of Art, Washington DC, F1923.5.


Zahhak consults the physicians at court from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi
HISTORICAL PERIOD: Il-Khanid dynasty, Mongol period, ca.1330-1340
MEDIUM: Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
DIMENSIONS: H x W: 24.3 x 19.7 cm (9 9/16 x 7 3/4 in)
GEOGRAPHY: Iran, Tabriz
CREDIT LINE: Purchase Charles Lang Freer Endowment
ACCESSION NUMBER: F1923.5

PROVENANCE
To 1923: DeMotte, Inc., 1923 [1]
From 1923: Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from DeMotte, Inc. in 1923 [2]
Notes:
[1] See Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office.
[2] See note 1.

PREVIOUS OWNERS
DeMotte, Inc.
Source: Freer Gallery of Art, Washington DC, F1923.5



Washington, D.C., Freer Gallery of Art
Title of Work: Shahnama (Great Mongol)
Manuscript: F1923.5 - F1942.2
Accession Number: F1923.5
Chapter 4 - Jamshid (700 years)
Scene: The Iranians place the Arab king Zahhak on the throne
Rubric: 188
Dimensions (h x w): 243 x 197 mm
Format: Rectangular within borders
Reconstructed Folio: 005r
Gregorian Date: 1335 (to 40)
School: Tabriz
Source: Shahnama Project



Scenes in succession:
Two snakes appear from Zahhak's shoulders
Zahhak consults physicians
The Iranians place the Arab king Zahhak on the throne

End: f. 234v: 'Mihran Sitad asks the Khaqan to give his daughter to Anushirvan as a wife'. Great Mongol (Demotte) Shahnama. Tabriz, Persia. Ilkhanid. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 22.392.
Next: f. 006r: 'Faridun questions his mother'. Great Mongol (Demotte) Shahnama. Tabriz, Persia. Ilkhanid Illustration.
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