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Shahnameh, Manuscript Leaf

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Title

Shahnameh, Manuscript Leaf

Description

This leaf is one of two in the Pages From the Past collection of a manuscript of Shahnameh, or The Book of Kings. Completed in 1010 CE by the Persian poet Abu´l-Qasim Firdawsi, it is an epic poem ranging from the prehistory of Iran to the Islamic conquest of Persia in the mid-seventh century. This example dates from circa 1600-1650, and is written in the calligraphic style of Shekasteh Nasta`liq. Note the illuminated borders and plate.

Subject

Epic poetry, Persian
Iran -- History -- Fiction

Creator

Firdawsī

Source

PagesFromthePast.Item019

Publisher

Queens College Department of Special Collections and Archives (New York, N.Y.)

Date

ca. 1600-1650

Rights

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Format

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JPEG
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Language

Persian

Original Format

Paper manuscript leaf

Collection

Citation

Firdawsī, “Shahnameh, Manuscript Leaf,” Queens College Archives and Special Collections, accessed November 24, 2017, http://archives.qc.cuny.edu/queenscollege/items/show/533.