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Great Mongol (Demotte) Shahnama
Chapter 6 - Faridun (500 years).
The head of Iraj is brought to Faridun.
Tabriz, Persia, c.1335AD
A larger image of 'The head of Iraj is brought to Faridun'. Great Mongol (Demotte) Shahnama. Tabriz, Persia, c.1335. Ilkhanid Illustration. Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington DC, S1986.100.
Folio from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi (d. 1020): recto: Faridun goes to Iraj’s palace and mourns; verso: text
HISTORICAL PERIOD: Il-Khanid dynasty, ca. 1330-1340
MEDIUM: Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
DIMENSIONS: H x W: 59.3 x 40.1 cm (23 3/8 x 15 13/16 in)
GEOGRAPHY: Iran, Tabriz
CREDIT LINE: Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
COLLECTION: Henri Vever collection
ACCESSION NUMBER: S1986.100
To 1913: Georges Demotte (1877-1923), Paris, France. 
From 1913 to 1942: Henri Vever (1854-1942), Paris and Noyers, France, purchased from Georges Demotte, Paris, France on November 13, 1913. 
From 1942 to 1986: Family member, Paris and Boulogne, France, by inheritance from Henri Vever, Paris and Noyers, France. 
From 1986: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, purchased from a family member, Paris and Boulogne, France. 
 See Susan Nemazee, "Appendix 7: Chart of Recent Provenance" in An Annotated and Illustrated Checklist of the Vever Collection, Glenn D. Lowry et al (Washington, D.C.: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 1988), p. 401. See also Glen D. Lowry and Susan Nemazee, "Appendix 2: Ledger of Acquisitions, 1894 and 1907-17" in A Jeweler’s Eye: Islamic Arts of the Book from the Vever Collection (Washington, D.C.: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 1988), p. 234.
 See note 1.
 See the Agreement for the Purchase and Sale of the Henri Vever Collection of January 9, 1986, Collections Management Office.
 See note 3.
Francois Mautin French, born 1907
Henri Vever 1854 - 1942
Georges Demotte 1877 - 1923
Detached folio from a dispersed copy of Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi; text: Persian in black naskh script, heading in gold naskh outlined in black; recto: Faridun goes to Iraj's palace and mourns for him, unrelated text, six columns, 31 lines; verso unrelated text, six columns, 31 lines; one of a group of 16 folios.
Border: The painting and the text are set in gold, black and blue rulings on cream-colored paper.
Source: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington DC, S1986.100
Washington DC, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Title of Work: Shahnama (Great Mongol)
Accession Number: S86.0100
Chapter 6 - Faridun (500 years)
Scene: The head of Iraj is brought to Faridun
Dimensions (h x w): 207 x 198 mm
Format: Rectangular within borders
Reconstructed Folio: 012v
Gregorian Date: 1335 (circa)
Note: The painting is pasted onto an irrelevant text.
Source: Shahnama Project
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