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Folio from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi (d. 1020); recto: Kay Ka'us chained in a grotto by the white demon; verso: text, Ka'us sends a letter to Rustam the son of Zal and asks for help

Folio from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi (d. 1020); recto: Kay Ka
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Artist
Ascribed to Siyavush
Date
1576-1577
Period
Safavid period
Type
Manuscript
Medium
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W (sheet): 45.6 x 31.5 cm (17 15/16 x 12 3/8 in)
Credit Line
Purchase -- Charles Lang Freer Endowment in appreciation of Mary Wilkie Ebrahimi and her exemplary service to the Galleries as vice chair of the Board of Trustees (2003-2007)
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Accession Number
F2006.7
Data Source
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
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Origin
Qazvin, Iran