The Aga Khan Museum is pleased to announce the return of The Court of Kayumars, a remarkable painting from the Shahnameh of Shah Tahmasp, celebrating the king whose radiant glory (farr) was compared to “a full moon atop a tall cypress tree.”
The painting hasn’t been displayed since the Museum’s first exhibition in 2014, but is now back for The Moon: A Voyage Through Time — an exhibition exploring the wonder, knowledge, and beauty the moon has inspired through the ages, across the Islamic world and beyond.
To preserve this masterpiece, it is on display inside a custom-made showcase equipped with a light sensor that protects the folio from unnecessary lux accumulations.
The Court of Kayumars will be on view for a limited time in the Museum’s Permanent Collection, starting March 9, 2019. For more information about the painting, please visit: https://www.agakhanmuseum.org/collection/artifact/court-of-kayumars-akm165