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Robert Hillenbrand Presents Art of Narrative in the Great Mongol Book of Kings


Join world-renowned Islamic art scholar Robert Hillenbrand as he introduces the exciting imagery and complex narrative program of the Great Mongol Book of Kings. Illustrated with example leaves from the museum’s collection, Hillenbrand, the world expert on this book, will bring to life the feats of love, war and courage described in the verse of Persian poet Firdausi’s epic poem and illustrated throughout the Great Mongol Book of Kings.

[Image Credit (detail from): Rustam and Isfandiyar, a page from the Great Il-Khanid (Mongol) Shahmana (Book of Kings), ca. 1335.
Purchased with funds from the William Rockhill Nelson Trust
Object number: 33-60]