The Shahnama of Shah Tahmasp: The Persian Book of Kings (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Canby, Sheila

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A smaller, more accessible version of the 2011 sold-out deluxe edition, with beautiful illustrations and informative supplementary texts Series: Metropolitan Museum of Art. Num Pages: 352 pages, 350 colour + black-&-white illustrations. BIC Classification: 1FBN; ACBP; DCF; JFSR2. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 251 x 328 x 37. Weight in Grams: 2576. . 2014. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory #

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The Shahnama, an epic poem from the 10th century that chronicles Iran?s mythical history before the founding of Islam, has been immortalized in numerous illustrated copies. . The illuminated pages of the 16th-century Shahnama of Shah Tahmasp, known as the most beautiful edition ever created,  are reproduced in this new publication, which succeeds the Metropolitan Museum?s celebrated out-of-print deluxe facsimile edition of 2011. This new volume combines the vibrant, high-quality reproductions of the deluxe edition with enlightening information and a smaller, more accessible format.  The fascinating text introduces the Shahnama to readers and describes the material world depicted in the intricate paintings. It also includes a brief description of the stories depicted in the illustrations and an illustrated ?Who?s Who? to help readers identify major characters in the epic. These features provide readers a deeper engagement with this captivating masterpiece.

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