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Firdawsi's Shahnama: Gudarz advises Tus to lead the Iranian troops in a surprise night raid

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Provenance

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) NOTES: [1] 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).

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912 and Picture Fund

Persian and Turkish, Safavid and Ottoman Period, 1552–83, possibly with later additions

Object Place

Shiraz, Iran

Dimensions

48.5 x 33.5 cm

Accession Number

14.633

Medium or Technique

Ink, gold and color on paper

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Books and manuscripts