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Ilkhanid Illustration
Zal sees Rudaba on the roof of her palace .

from the 1341 Inju Shahnama, Shiraz

Firdawsi's "Shahnama": Meeting of Zal and Rudaba
Inju period
Patron Qivam al-Din Hasan of Shiraz, Copied by Hasan ibn Muhammad ibn 'Ali ibn Husain al-Mawsili (Persian, 13001400)
Object Place: Shiraz, Iran
DIMENSIONS: Height x width: 14 1/2 x 11 7/8 in. (36.8 x 30.1 cm)
MEDIUM OR TECHNIQUE: Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Provenance: Given to the MFA by Denman Waldo Ross in 1920.
Source: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Title of Work: Shahnama (1341)
Manuscript: 20.1839-1841
Accession Number: 20.1840
Chapter 7 - Manuchihr (120 years)
Scene: Rudaba and Zal together [probably Zal sees Rudaba on the roof of her palace]
Dimensions (h x w): 130 x 240 mm
Reconstructed Folio: 024v
Hijri Date: 741 Dhu'l-Qa'da 20
Gregorian Date: 1341 May 14
School: Inju'id Shiraz
Source: Shahnama Project

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