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Shirin Visiting Farhad


Artist Unknown (Persia (Iran))


late 15th century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G243
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Shirin Visiting Farhad: Gallery Label - Current
: The Margaret McMillan Webber Bequest of Persian Paintings
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Medium: Paintings | Ink, colors, and gold on paper
Size: 10 5/8 x 6 3/8 in. (27 x 16.2 cm) (sheet)
Creation Place: Asia, Middle East, Persia (Iran)
Culture: Asia, Middle East, Persia (Iran)
Style: 15th century, Herat school, Timurid dynasty, Herat school
Physical Description: An illustration from the story of Khusrau and Shirin in one of the books in the famous 'Arintitt, called Kahmsa', by Mizami. Farhad was a stone cutter who fell in love iwth Queen Shirin. The jealous King promised him Shirin if he could master the superhum
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Bequest of Mrs. Margaret McMillan Webber in memory of her mother, Katherine Kittredge McMillan
Accession Number: 51.37.28a-c
Added to Site: February 28, 2009