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Mihras, the Envoy of Ceasar, Offers Nushirvan the Treasure of Rum (text, recto; painting and text, verso), illustrated folio from a manuscript of the Shahnama of Firdawsi.

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Mihras, the Envoy of Ceasar, Offers Nushirvan the Treasure of Rum (text, recto; painting and text, verso), illustrated folio from a manuscript of the Shahnama of Firdawsi., c. 1330
Series/Book Title: Shahnama
Manuscript Folio
14th century
Ilkhanid period
Creation Place: Baghdad?, Iraq
Ink and gold on paper
folio: 26.1 x 9.6 cm (10 1/4 x 3 3/4 in.)
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of John Goelet
, 1960.96.1
Department of Islamic & Later Indian Art
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Bibliography
Marianna Shreve Simpson, Arab and Persian Painting in the Fogg Art Museum, Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1980), page 24-25/figure 4

40 Years On... Donations by John Goelet: Sculpture, Paintings and Drawings, Miniatures and Calligraphy, Tankas and Mandala, M. T. Train / Scala Books (New York, NY, 2000), page 152, 235

Exhibition History
Arab and Persian Painting, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 02/10/1981 - 03/09/1981
Islamic Art and the Written Word, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 10/05/1983 - 11/27/1983
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
Transformations: Asia East and West, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 12/19/1992 - 02/14/1993
Courts and Countryside: Islamic Paintings from the 14th through the 17th century, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 05/21/1999 - 08/22/1999
Word and Image in Persian Painting, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 01/31/2013 - 03/30/2013