Ilkhanid Illustration
Shida, Son of Afrāsiyāb, Slain by Kay Khusraw (Khusrau)
from the 1341 Inju Shahnama, Shiraz


A larger image of Shida, Son of Afrāsiyāb, Slain by Kay Khusraw. 1341 Shahnama - Inju Dynasty, Shiraz.


Folio from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi (d.1020); recto: text: Battle of Shida and Kay Khusraw; verso: Shida, Son of Afrasiyab, slain by Kay Khusraw.
Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi, text: Persian in black and red naskh script; recto: text, Battle of Shida and Kay Khusraw, six columns, thirty lines; verso: illustration and text, Shida slain by Kay Khusraw, six columns, twenty-one lines; one of a group of twelve folios. Patron: Qiwam al-Dawla wa'l-Din Border: The text and the painting are set in red and black rulings on cream-colored paper.

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: 36.4 x 30 cm (14 5/16 x 11 13/16 in)
Geography: Iran, Shiraz
Accession Number: S1986.117
Classification: Manuscript
Type: Detached manuscript folio
Source: Freer | Sackler

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