Ilkhanid Illustration
Zahhak/Lahhak and Farshidward before Afrāsiyāb [?]
from the 1341 Inju Shahnama, Shiraz


A larger image of Zahhak/Lahhak and Farshidward before Afrāsiyāb. 1341 Shahnama - Inju Dynasty, Shiraz.


Folio from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi (d.1020); recto: Lahhak and Farshidward before Afrasiyab; verso: text.
Detached folio from a dispersed copy of Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi, text: Persian in black naskh script, heading in red; recto: text, Turanian received news of the death of their heroes, six columns, 30 lines; verso: illustration "Lahhak and Farshiward before Afrasiyab" and text, The escape of Lahhak and Farshidward, six columns, 18 lines; one of a group of eleven folios. Patron: Qiwam al-Dawla wa'l-Din Inju. Border: The text and 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 28.8 cm (14 5/16 x 11 5/16 in)
Geography: Iran, Shiraz
Accession Number: S1986.99
Classification: Manuscript
Type: Detached manuscript folio
Source: Freer | Sackler

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