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Ilkhanid Illustration

Rustam Lifts Afrāsiyāb from the Saddle

from the 1341 Inju Shahnama, Shiraz

A larger image of Rustam Lifts Afrāsiyāb from the Saddle. 1341 Shahnama - Inju Dynasty, Shiraz.

Folio from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi (d. 1020); recto: Rustam lifts Afrasiyab from the saddle; verso: text: Pishang’s letter to Kay Qubad and his plea for reconciliation.
Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi; text: Persian in black naskh script; recto: illustration and text, Rustam lifts Afrasiyab from the saddle, 6 columns, and 30 lines; verso: text, Pishang's letter to Kay Qubad and his plea for reconciliation, 6 columns, 30 lines; one of a group of 7 folios. Patron: Qiwam al-Dawla wa'l-Din. Border: The text and the painting are set in gold and red rulings on cream-colored paper.

Historical period: Inju dynasty, Mongol period, February 1341 (Ramadan 741 A.H.)
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
H x W: 8.6 x 17.1 cm (3 3/8 x 6 3/4 in)
Geography: Iran, Shiraz
Accession Number: F1952.35
Classification: Manuscript
Type: Detached manuscript folio
Source: Freer | Sackler

Baltimore, The Walters Art Museum
Title of Work: Shahnama (1341)
Manuscript: Qavam al-Din
Accession Number: 52.35
Chapter 11 - Kay Qubad (100 years)
Scene: Rustam lifts Afrasiyab by the belt
Format: Rectangular within borders
Reconstructed Folio: 037r
Hijri Date: 741 Dhu'l-Qa'da 20
Gregorian Date: 1341 May 14
School: Shiraz
Source: Shahnama Project

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