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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1960.195
People
Unknown Artist
Title
Rustam and the Iranian Army Besiege the Fortress of Kafur the Cannibal(painting, recto; text, verso), folio from a manuscript of the Shahnama of Firdawsi
Other Titles
Series/Book Title: Shahnama
Classification
Manuscripts
Work Type
manuscript folio
Date
1341
Places
Creation Place: Middle East, Iran
Period
Inju period, 1303-1357
Culture
Persian
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/216188
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Dimensions
folio: 34.5 x 29.7 cm (13 9/16 x 11 11/16 in.)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller
Accession Year
1960
Object Number
1960.195
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Stanley Ferber, ed., Islam and the Medieval West: A Loan Exhbition at the University Art Gallery April 6-May 4, 1975, University of New York (Binghamton, NY, 1975), fig. 66

Marianna Shreve Simpson, Arab and Persian Painting in the Fogg Art Museum, Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1980), pp. 23, 113, no. 56

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

Exhibition History

Islamic Art From the Collections of the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 08/01/1974

Re-View: S231 (Islamic rotation: 5) Heroic Gestes: Epic Tales from Firdawsi's Shahnama, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 06/18/2010 - 11/27/2010

32Q: 2550 Islamic, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 04/17/2019 - 11/06/2019

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