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Bahram Gur Fights the Horned Wolf (painting, verso; text, recto), illustrated folio from a manuscript of the Great Il-Khanid Shahnama (Book of Kings)

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Bahram Gur Fights the Horned Wolf (painting, verso; text, recto), illustrated folio from a manuscript of the Great Il-Khanid Shahnama (Book of Kings), c. 1330-1340
Series/Book Title: Shahnama
Manuscript Folio
Persian
,
14th century
Ilkhanid period
Creation Place: Tabriz, Iran
Opaque watercolor, gold and silver on paper
folio: 41.5 x 30 cm (16 5/16 x 11 13/16 in.)
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller
, 1960.190
Department of Islamic & Later Indian Art
,
Provenance
Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, New York, NY, (by 1948), bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1960.
Bibliography
E. de Lorey, Revue des Arts Asiatiques, vol. IX, (1935), pp.35, plate XIV

Eric Schroeder, "Mrs. Rockefeller's Miniatures at the Fogg", The Connoisseur (August 1961), vol. 148, fig. 1

A Survey of the Collections, Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1964)

Ernst Grube, The World of Islam, (New York, NY, 1966), pp.61, fig. 37

J.B. Travis, "The Battle of Ardawan and Adrashir from the Demotte Shah-Nameh", The Art Quarterly (Spring 1968), vol. XXXI, no. 1, pp.63-75, fig. 8

David Talbot-Rice, Islamic Painting: A Survey, (Edinburgh, Scotland, 1971), pp.94, pl. IV

Kristin A. Mortimer, Harvard University Art Museums: A Guide to the Collections, Harvard University Art Museums/Abbeville Press (Cambridge, MA; New York, NY, 1985), page 72, figure 75

Sheila Blair and Jonathan Bloom, Art and Architecture of Islam: 1250 - 1800, (New Haven, CT, 1994), 31, fig. 36

James Cuno, Harvard's Art Museums: 100 Years of Collecting, Harvard University Art Museums/Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (Cambridge, MA, 1996), page 128-129

Jonathan Bloom and Sheila Blair, Islam: A Thousand Years of Faith and Power, Yale University Press (U.S.) (New Haven, 2002)

Linda Komaroff, ed., The Legacy of Genghis Khan: Courtly Art and Culture in Western Asia, 1256-1353, exh. cat., ed. Linda Komaroff Yale University Press (U.S.) (New Haven, CT, 2002), pp155, fig. 182; pp257, num 58

David Roxburgh, "Micrographia: Toward a Visual Logic of Persianate Painting", Islamic Arts (Spring 2003), p.14, fig.2

Exhibition History
Paintings for Princes: The Art of the Book in Islam, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 01/27/1990 - 03/25/1990
Legacy of Genghis Khan: Courtly Art and Culture 1256-1353 (The), Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, 04/13/2003 - 07/27/2003
Arab and Persian Painting, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 02/10/1981 - 03/09/1981
Portraiture in Iran and India, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 12/09/1983 - 02/01/1984
Diverse are their Hues: Animals in Islamic Art, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 12/18/1984 - 02/09/1985
Transformations: Asia East and West, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 12/19/1992 - 02/14/1993
Legacy of Genghis Khan: Courtly Art and Culture 1256-1353 (The), The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 10/28/2002 - 02/16/2003