Members Lecture: Muhammad Jukis Shahnamah: A Manuscript with a History
Please note: this event is now sold out.
Join Barbara Brend, an independent scholar and expert on Muhammad Juki's Shahnamah of Firdausi, for a deeper look into this extraordinary illuminated manuscript.
In conjunction with the Asia Society Museum exhibition A Prince's Manuscript Unbound: Muhammad Juki's Shahnamah, on view February 9 through May 1.
Reservations recommended. Galleries open until 8:00 pm following the lecture.
Image, above: Rustam in combat with Isfandiyar, a page from Muhammad Juki's Shahnamah. Herat (present-day Afghanistan), ca. 1440s. Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper. H. 7.2 x W. 5.0 in. (18.4 x W. 12.8 cm). Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland, MS. 239, 291b.