Ilkhanid Illustration
Hunt in the mountains
from the 1341 Inju Shahnama, Shiraz


A larger image of Hunt in the mountains. 1341 Shahnama - Inju Dynasty, Shiraz


Frontispiece from a Shahnama (Book of Kings) by Firdawsi (d.1020); Illumination containing a Dedication to Qiwamuddawla wa'l-Din Hasan

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
Patron: Qiwam al-Dawla wa'l-Din
Historical period: Inju dynasty, Mongol period, February 1341 (Ramadan 741 A.H.)
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
H x W: 35.6 x 29.3 cm (14 x 11 9/16 in)
Geography: Iran, Shiraz
Accession Number: S1986.113
Classification: Manuscript
Type: Detached manuscript folio
Source: Freer | Sackler

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