Bier of Iskandar, from the Great Mongol Shahnama

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The Bier of Iskandar (Alexander the Great), from a Shahnama (Book of Kings) by Firdowsi (d. 1020); Tabriz, Iran; Il-Khanid period, circa 1330-1336; opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper; Freer Gallery of Art Purchase F1938.3.

Return to review of Shahnama: 1000 Years of the Persian Book of Kings, an exhibition at the Sackler Gallery, Washington, DC, Oct. 23, 2010 to Apr. 17, 2011.