Firdawsi's "Shahnama": illuminated text page
Object Place: Shiraz, Iran
Overall: 49.3 x 33.5 cm (19 7/16 x 13 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper
Not On View
Penultimate text page from a copy of the Shahnama, with poetry and illumination by Taj al-Din Haydar in the margins. Pairs with 14.691.
Muhammad al-Qiwam of Shiraz and Taj al-Din Haydar
By 1912, Victor Goloubew (b. 1879 - d. 1945), Paris [see note 1]; 1914, sold by Goloubew through M. Meyer-Riefstahl to the MFA for $76,999.81 (total price for 14.532-700). (Accession Date: June 4, 1914)
 Victor Goloubew was born in Russia but lived in Paris by the time of this acquisition. He formed this collection of Persian and Indian miniature paintings and exhibited it at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris from 1912 to 1914 (Paull, Florence Virginia. "The Goloubew Collection of Persian and Indian Paintings." Museum of Fine Arts Bulletin. Vol. XIII. No. 74. (February 1915) 1-16).
Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912 and Picture Fund