Tahmina Comes into Rustam's Chamber, illustrated folio from a manuscript of the Shahnama of Firdawsi

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Tahmina Comes into Rustam's Chamber, illustrated folio from a manuscript of the Shahnama of Firdawsi, c. 1434
Manuscript Folio
15th century
Timurid period
Creation Place: Herat, Afghanistan
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
painting: 20.8 x 10.5 cm (8 3/16 x 4 1/8 in.)
Page: 30 x 17.5 cm
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Mrs. Elise Cabot Forbes and Mr. Eric Schroeder and Annie S. Coburn Fund
, 1939.225
Department of Islamic & Later Indian Art
H. Khan Monif, New York, NY, (by 1939), sold; to Fogg Art Museum, 1939.
Phyllis Ackerman, Guide to the Exhibition of Persian Art, exh. cat., Iranian Institute (New York, NY, 1940), pp.251-252

Eric Schroeder, Persian Miniatures in the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA, 1942), page 51-52/figure 8

Basil William Robinson, Drawings of the Masters: Persian Drawings from the 14th through the 19th Century, Shorewood Publishers Inc. (New York, NY, 1965), pp 131, plate 2

Marianna Shreve Simpson, Arab and Persian Painting in the Fogg Art Museum, Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1980), page 35-37/figure 8

Michele de Angelis and Thomas W. Lentz, Architecture in Islamic Painting: Permanent and Impermanent Worlds, brochure, Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, Mass, 1982)

A. M. Kevorkian and J.P. Sicre, Les Jardins du desir: Sept siecles de peinture persane, Phebus (Paris, France, 1983), pp30-31

Wiebke Walther, Die Frau im Islam, (1983), p. 30, fig. 19

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 73/figure 76

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), pp130-131, 338, cat. no.45

Andrew Pekarik, Painting Behind the Scenes, Hyperion Press (New York, NY, 1992), pg. 16, color

James Cuno, Harvard's Art Museums: 100 Years of Collecting, Harvard University Art Museums/Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (Cambridge, MA, 1996), page 130-131

Ehsan Yarshater and Stuart Cary Welch, The Lion and the Throne: Stories From the Shahnameh of Ferdowsi Volume I, Mage Publishers (Washington, D.C, 1998), page 270/details on pgs 208, 210

Eleanor Sims, Boris I. Marshak and Ernst Grube, Peerless Images: Persian Painting and its Sources, Yale University Press (New Haven; London, 2002), pp. 195-196, fig. 108

Stephan Wolohojian, ed., Harvard Art Museum Handbook, Harvard Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 2008), p. 51

Oliver Watson, "The Case of the Ottoman Table", Journal of the David Collection, ed. Kjeld von Folsach and Joachim Meyer, The David Collection (Copenhagen, 2010), Vol. 3, pp.22-53., p. 42, fig. 29.

Exhibition History
The House of Timur: Princely Arts in Fifteenth-Century Iran and Central Asia, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington, 04/14/1989 - 07/06/1989; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, 08/13/1989 - 11/05/1989
Paintings for Princes: The Art of the Book in Islam, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 01/27/1990 - 03/25/1990
Romantic Interludes: Women in Firdawsi's Shahnama, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, 04/24/2010 - 01/16/2011
Arab and Persian Painting, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 02/10/1981 - 03/09/1981
Islamic Art: The Power of Pattern, Harvard University Art Museums, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 09/23/1989 - 01/17/1990
Transformations: Asia East and West, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 12/19/1992 - 02/14/1993
In Detail: Looking at Persian, Turkish and Indian Pictures, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 11/11/1995 - 01/21/1996
The Sensuous and the Sublime, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 07/07/2001 - 12/30/2001