illustrating the Shahnama

A millennium ago, the Persian poet Firdawsi completed his epic poem the Shahnama.   Artists instantiated this lengthy verbal text in illustrated books.  Lavishly illustrated pages from Shahnamas produced for wealthy patrons from the fourteenth to sixteenth centuries are displayed in the exhibition Shahnama: 1000 Years of the Persian Book of Kings, now at the Sackler … Continue reading illustrating the Shahnama