Shāhnāma.

Record ID: 
76894
Accession number: 
MS H.9
Title: 
Shāhnāma.
Created: 
Probably Shīrāz, Iran, between 1852 and 1856.
Binding: 
19th-century lacquer, in the Qajar style, with floral motifs (outside and inside), and borders (outside only) containing verse from the Koran in Arabic Thuluth script.
Credit: 
Gift of the Heineman Foundation, 1977.
Description: 
593 leaves (4 columns, 25 lines), bound : paper, ill. ; 361 x 240 mm
Provenance: 
The Dannie and Hettie Heineman Collection; deposited in the Pierpont Morgan Library in 1962.
Notes: 

Ms. written and illuminated, probably in Shīrāz, between 1852 and 1856.
Scribe: ʻAlī ibn al-Ḥusain al-Kātib al-Shīrāzi.
Decoration: 5 miniatures, 2 elaborate headpieces, 2 elaborate borders, 59 borders with gold floral designs; numerous spaces left for miniatures and headpieces.
The outside borders only contain verses from the Koran in Arabic Thuluth script.
Artist: Luṭf ʻAlī Khān is the artist of the miniatures on fol. 27r, 31v, 51r, and 86r; the miniature on fol. 190 is by another artist.

Script: 
nasta'liq
Language: 
Persian
Century: 
Classification: