Ilkhanid Illustration
Gushtasp killing the Dragon [in Rum]
from the 1341 Inju Shahnama, Shiraz

A larger image of Rustam confronting the Turanian, Pilsam. 1341 Shahnama - Inju Dynasty, Shiraz.

Folio from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi (died 1020); recto: text and illustration: Rustam confronts the Turanian, Pilsam; verso: text.
Detached folio from a dispersed copy of Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi; text: Persian in black naskh script; heading in red; recto: illustration and text: Rustam confronts the Turanian, Pilsam, 6 columns, 20 lines; verso: text: 6 columns. 30 lines; one of a group of 7 folios.

Calligrapher: Hasan ibn Muhammad ibn Ali ibn Husayni
Historical period: Inju dynasty, Mongol period, February 1341 (Ramadan 741 A.H.)
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
H x W (image): 9.9 x 2.4 cm (3 7/8 x 15/16 in)
Geography: Iran, Shiraz
Accession Number: F1942.11
Classification: Manuscript
Type: Detached manuscript folio
Source: Freer | Sackler

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