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.
verso © President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
1960.96.1
Title
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.
Classification
Manuscripts
Work Type
manuscript folio
Date
c. 1330
Places
Creation Place: Middle East, Iraq, Baghdad?
Period
Ilkhanid period
Culture
Persian
Location
Level 2, Room 2550, Art from Islamic Lands, The Middle East and North Africa
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Ink, colors, and gold on paper
Dimensions
folio: 26.1 x 9.6 cm (10 1/4 x 3 3/4 in.)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of John Goelet
Accession Year
1960
Object Number
1960.96.1
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
Publication History

Marianna Shreve Simpson, "The Illustration of an Epic: The Earliest Shahnama Manuscripts" (1979), Garland Publishing, Inc., fig. 94

Marianna Shreve Simpson, Arab and Persian Painting in the Fogg Art Museum, Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1980), pp. 23-25, no. 4, ill.

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

Verification Level

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