Rashnavad Battles The Rumis (Painting, Verso; Text, Recto), Illustrated Folio From A Manuscript
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
1919.130
People
Unknown Artist
Title
Rashnavad Battles the Rumis (painting, verso; text, recto), illustrated folio from a manuscript
Classification
Manuscripts
Work Type
manuscript folio
Date
c. 1330-1340
Places
Creation Place: Middle East, Iran, Tabriz
Period
Ilkhanid period
Culture
Persian
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions
folio: 41.2 x 29.8 cm (16 1/4 x 11 3/4 in.)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Hervey E. Wetzel
Accession Year
1919
Object Number
1919.130
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
Publication History

Thomas W. Lentz and Glenn D. Lowry, Timur and the Princely Vision: Persian Art and Culture in the Fifteenth Century, exh. cat., Museum Associates (Los Angeles, CA, 1989), pp131, fig. 41

Abolala Soudavar, "The Saga of Abu-Sa'id Bahador Khan: The Abu-Sa'idname", Oxford Studies In Islamic Art XII: The Court of the Il-Khans 1290-1340, Oxford University Press (NY) (Oxford, UK, 1996), page 111/figure 9

Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture, brochure, Harvard University (Cambridge, MA, March 2004), p 8

Exhibition History

The Heavenly Court: Persian Poetry and Painting, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 02/09/1985 - 03/31/1985

Islamic Art: The Power of Pattern, Harvard University Art Museums, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 09/23/1989 - 01/17/1990

Paintings for Princes: The Art of the Book in Islam, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 01/27/1990 - 03/25/1990

Eyes to the East: Indian, Persian, and Turkish Art Given by Harvard Graduates, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 09/22/1990 - 11/25/1990

Word and Image in Persian Painting, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 01/31/2013 - 03/30/2013

Verification Level

2 - Adequate. Object is adequately described but information may not be vetted