Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Nizami’s Khusraw and Shirin, [17th-18th century]

Nizami’s Khusraw and Shirin, [17th-18th century]

One of the pictures depicts Shiruyah (Khusraw’s son by another marriage) killing his father in his sleep out of jealousy for his throne and Shirin’s love. The other miniature depicts the episode in which Shirin’s horse falls to the ground during their visit to Bistun. Farhad picks the horse up and carries it on his back all the way back to Shirin’s palace, which is visible in the top left corner of the drawing.

Item Details

  • Date 17th-18th century
  • Notes

    Images are of MS. 1398, folio 15r and 92v (Library of The Jewish Theological Seminary). Item information based on source data from CIJOH.

  • Dimensions 21.5 x 14.3 cm
  • Collections Center for Iranian Jewish Oral History
  • Repository Center for Iranian Jewish Oral History (1192-P-2000, 1193-P-1379)
  • Restrictions Use of collection materials for publication purposes must cite the Center for Iranian Jewish Oral History as the current repository.
  • Accessed 14 February 2012
  • Last Edited 31 August 2015
  • Record no. 1025A166
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