Free Library and Philadelphia Museum of Art Collaborate on Book of War

By Communications Office Mon, July 16, 2007

A new exhibition opened this past Saturday at the Philadelphia Museum of Art . Showcasing treasures from the John Frederick Lewis Collection of the Free Library's Rare Book Department, The Book of War: The Free Library of Philadelphia's Mughal Razmnama Folios will be on view through December 9, 2007. Featuring elaborately illustrated folios from a single Mughal manuscript known as the Razmnama (literally, "Book of War"), dated to 1598-99, this exhibition marks the first time since 1923 that all 25 of the Free Library’s pages are being displayed together.

Karna Slays the Kaikeya Prince Vishoka, ca. 1598–99, opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper, the Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department, John Frederick Lewis Collection
Karna Slays the Kaikeya Prince Vishoka, ca. 1598–99, opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper, the Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department, John Frederick Lewis Collection

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