Newsletter 20: Winter 2018

Newsletter cover includes title and ISAW/NYU logos, superimposed on a complex, colorful illustration: at upper right, a large humanoid figure with orange wings holds a multi-horned wind instrument as if about to play; below, a series of woodland scenes containing many figures are depicted Shahnamah. Iskandar Encounters the Angel Israfi l (detail). Author: Abu al-Qasim Firdausi (940–1019 or 1025); Copyist: Muhammad al-Katib al-Qiwam Shirazi; Language: Persian. Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper, folio: H. 45.2 cm; W. 30.2 cm. Probably Turkey, 1562–1583. Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Purchase—Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler: S1986.256. Image © Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. ISAW Newsletter 20, Winter 2018, included the following contributions:

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