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15th century illustrated folio from the "Shahnameh'/ Persian miniature painting

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Seller: pannonius (863) 100%, Location: Monterey, California, Ships to: US, Item: 222322205258 This folio is from a highly important group of early manuscripts of the Shahnameh known as the Small Shahnamehs. They are the earliest surviving illustrated copies of Firdausi's epic, being of enormous art historical significance. They had long been known and were dispersed in many museum and private collections in the first half of the 20th century, although they were incomplete and fragmentary already by then. The folios from the two manuscripts known as the First and Second Small Shahnamehs were with H.K. Monif in New York, whence the majority of those in North American collections originated. measurements notetext area: 28.4 by 19.5 cm, miniature: 19 by 17 cm; framed under glass: 50 cm by 38 cm PROVENANCE Doll & Richards Gallery, Boston 1920s, (The gallery became Doll & Richards in 1870 and retained that name until 1922). H.K. Monif, New York .

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