Bahram Gur Hunts With Azada (Text, Recto; Painting, Verso), Illustrated Folio From The Great Ilkhanid Shahnama (Book Of Kings)
verso © President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
1957.193
Title
Bahram Gur Hunts with Azada (text, recto; painting, verso), illustrated folio from the Great Ilkhanid Shahnama (Book of Kings)
Other Titles
Series/Book Title: Shahnama
Classification
Manuscripts
Work Type
manuscript folio
Date
c. 1330-1340
Places
Creation Place: Middle East, Iran, Tabriz
Period
Ilkhanid period
Culture
Persian
Location
Level 2, Room 2550, Art from Islamic Lands
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions
folio: 49.3 x 40.2 cm (19 7/16 x 15 13/16 in.)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Edward W. Forbes
Accession Year
1957
Object Number
1957.193
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
Publication History

Armenag Sakisian, La Miniature Persane du XIIe au XVIIe Siecle, Les Editions G. van Oest (Paris, France, 1929), page 24/figure 35

Laurence Binyon and J. V. S. Wilkinson, Persian Miniature Painting: Including a Critical and Descriptive Catalogue of the Miniatures Exhibited at Burlington House January-March, 1931, exh. cat., Oxford University Press (NY) and Oxford University Press (UK) (London, England, 1933), page 47/number 29g

Eric Schroeder, Persian Miniatures in the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA, 1942), page 49-50/figure 7

Oleg Grabar and Sheila Blair, Epic Images and Contemporary History, The University of Chicago Press (Chicago, IL, 1980), page 150-151/figure 47

François Déroche, ed., Les manuscrits du Moyen-Orient : essais de codicologie et de paléographie (Paris, 1989), pl. XX A

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 148/figure 43

Robert Hillenbrand, Islamic Art and Architecture, Thames & Hudson (London, England, 1999), page 211/figure 166

Linda Komaroff, ed., The Legacy of Genghis Khan: Courtly Art and Culture in Western Asia, 1256-1353, exh. cat., Yale University Press (U.S.) (New Haven, CT, 2002), pp98, fig. 110; p257, num. 55

Exhibition History

Arab and Persian Painting, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 02/10/1981 - 03/09/1981

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

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; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 10/28/2002 - 02/16/2003

The Sport of Kings: Art of the Hunt in Iran and India, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 01/22/2005 - 06/26/2005

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

Verification Level

3 - Good. Object is well described and information is vetted