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Accession Number:
Ms. Persian 2-3
Title of Work:
Shahnama (Second Small)
Gregorian Date:
1300 (circa)
Origin:
Baghdad
Columns x Rows:
6 x 30
Page Size (h x w):
240 x 182 mm
Text Size (h x w):
158 x 121 mm
Script:
Naskh
Ms Type:
Detached manuscript folios
Ms Status:
Two folios
Completion Status:
Ready to upload to website
Illuminations in ms:
0
Illustrations in ms:
2 ( 2 Shahnama )
Illustration Records in archive:
Last updated by:
charles
Date last updated:
2008-10-24 20:13
 
Public Notes

Two leaves from the dispersed 'Second Small' Shahnama, identified by Shreve Simpson as originating in Baghdad in c. 1300, though this remains uncertain. The dimensions of the two sheets are different: Ms. 3 has 29 lines (not 30), and the following measurements: 257 x 190 (page); 152 x 123 (text). On both folios, the text is on the verso side and the painting on the recto side.

See also under 'Dispersed' manuscripts.

 
References
Dating Ref:
Simpson, M.S. The illustration of an epic: The earliest Shahnama Manuscripts. Garland Publishing, Inc.. New York. USA.
Origin Ref:
Simpson, M.S. The illustration of an epic: The earliest Shahnama Manuscripts. Garland Publishing, Inc.. New York. USA.
 
 
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