Ilkhanid Illustration
Iranian and Turanian Armies in Combat. [The Turanians defeat the Iranians]
from the 1341 Inju Shahnama, Shiraz

"Iranian and Turanian Armies in Combat", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings)
Author: Abu'l Qasim Firdausi (9351020)
Calligrapher: Hasan ibn Muhammad ibn `Ali ibn (?) Husaini, known as al-Mausili
Patron: Commissioned by al-Hasan Qawam al-Daula wa'l-Din (ca. 130357)
Object Name: Folio from an illustrated manuscript
Date: A.H. 741/A.D. 1341
Geography: Made in Iran, Shiraz
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
    Painting with Text Block: H. 11 3/8 in. (28.9 cm)
    W. 9 9/16 in. (24.3 cm)
    Page: H. 13 7/8 in. (35.2 cm)
    W. 11 7/16 in. (29.1 cm)
    Mat: H. 19 1/4 in. (48.9 cm)
    W. 14 1/4 in. (36.2 cm)
Classification: Codices
Accession Number: 36.113.1
Source: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

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