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Shahnama Project : Shahnama (Big Head)


Shahnama Project

<p style='text-align: justify;'><p>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).</p><p>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).</p><p>The folios have been reorded in the sequence they would appear in the text.</p><p>For the MS, see Charles Melville, “The ‘Big Head’ Shāhnāma in Istanbul and elsewhere: Some codicological and iconographical observations”, in The Arts of Iran in Istanbul and Anatolia. Seven Essays, ed. Olga M. Davidson & Marianna Shreve Simpson, Ilex Foundation Series no. 20 (Washington D.C.: Center for Hellenic Studies, 2019), pp. 113-49.</p></p>

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