11.05.2006

Mohammed Enthroned

Mohammed enthroned, surrounded by the four Sunni Caliphs: Abu Bakr
Umar ibn al-Khattab
Uthman ibn Affan
Ali ibn Abi Talib

The page comes from a copy of the Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi, made under the Ilkhanate Dynasty (the dynasty established by the heirs of Ghenkis Khan). Early 14th century, from Shiraz.

Watercolor, ink, gold and silver leaf on paper; H: 9.8; W: 11.5 cm. (Source: Freer)

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