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Ilkhanid Illustration
Rustam Pleads for Tus Before Kay Khusrau
from the 1341 Inju Shahnama, Shiraz



"Rustam Pleads for Tus Before Kai Khusrau," 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
Dimensions:
    Page: 14 1/2 x 11 7/8 in. (36.8 x 30.2 cm)
    Painting: 3 11/16 x 9 3/8 in. (9.4 x 23.8 cm)
    Text block: 11 7/16 x 9 11/16 in. (29 x 24.6 cm)
Classification: Codices
Accession Number: 57.51.36
Provenance: Cora Timken Burnett, Alpine, NJ (until d. 1956; bequeathed to MMA)
Source: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

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