Folio from a Shahnama [?] (Book of kings) by Firdawsi (d.1020); Battle scene

Artist: Mahmud Musawwir
Historical period(s)
Safavid period, 1525-1550
Color and gold on paper
H x W: 32.2 x 20.6 cm (12 11/16 x 8 1/8 in)
Iran, Tabriz or Qazvin
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view

Manuscript folio

battle, Iran, percussion instrument, Safavid period (1501 - 1722), Shahnama
Provenance research underway.
Published References
  • Sophie Curtil. L'Art par 1001 Mains. Milan and Paris. .
  • Basil Gray. Persian Painting. Treasures of Asia Geneva. p. 135.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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