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Sample Illustration
© The David Collection, Copenhagen
Details
Accession Number:
22/1979, 41-44/2006
Title of Work:
Shahnama (Big Head)
Hijri Date:
899
Gregorian Date:
1493 (to nearest hijri year)
Origin:
Lahijan, Gilan
Ownership:
David Collection
Patron:
Karkiya Mirza 'Ali
Calligrapher:
Salik b. Sa'id
Folios extant in ms.:
5
Columns x Rows:
4 x 23
Page Size (h x w):
345 x 245 mm
Script:
Nasta'liq
Ms Type:
Detached manuscript folios
Ms Status:
Various separate pages
Completion Status:
Ready to upload to website
Illuminations in ms:
0
Illustrations in ms:
5 ( 5 Shahnama )
Illustration Records in archive:
Last updated by:
charles
Date last updated:
2016-10-13 07:19
 
Public Notes
Five detached folios from the famous 'Big Head' Shahnama. All details are taken from K. von Folsach, Art from the world of Islam, Copenhagen, 2001, pp. 47, 73 (no. 31), and see also idem, Privileged few, pp. 58-61 (nos. 24-26).

All five folios were exhibited n the Shahnama exhibition in the David Collection, 18 March - 6 November 2016, see the catalogue by Meyer & Wandel, Shahnama. The colorful epic about Iran's past, Copenhagen, 2016, nos. 13, 35, 37, 40, 41).

The folios have been reorded in the sequence they would appear in the text.

Project Notes
Supposed to have five folios; only three recorded so far. Other two kindly supplied by Mette, July 2012.
 
References
Dating Ref:
Folsach, Kjeld von Art from the World of Islam in the David Collection. (tr. Martha Gaber Abrahamsen (from Danish)) David Collection. Copenhagen. Denmark.
Origin Ref:
Folsach, Kjeld von Art from the World of Islam in the David Collection. (tr. Martha Gaber Abrahamsen (from Danish)) David Collection. Copenhagen. Denmark.
Illustration Ref:
Folsach, Kjeld von Art from the World of Islam in the David Collection. (tr. Martha Gaber Abrahamsen (from Danish)) David Collection. Copenhagen. Denmark.