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Preface (verso) from a double-page frontispiece of a Shahnama of Firdausi (940-1019 or 1025)

Preface (verso) from a double-page frontispiece of a Shahnama of Firdausi (940-1019 or 1025)

c. 1444

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Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper

Overall: 32.7 x 22 cm (12 7/8 x 8 11/16 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 1956.10.b

Description

This text page is the first page of a Shahnama manuscript with an illuminated heading containing the basmala ("In the name of Allah, etc.") followed by the text of the Preface to the Shahnama.

See also
Collection: 
Islamic Art
Department: 
Islamic Art
Type of artwork: 
Manuscript

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