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Ilkhanid Illustration
Bahram Chubina kills the monkey-lion
Folio from the 'Second Small Shahnama' (Book of Kings) c.1300AD
Chapter 43 - Khusrau Parviz (38 years)

Firdawsi's "Shahnama": Bahram Chubina Kills the Lion-Ape
early 14th century
Object Place: Baghdad or, Northwest Iran
DIMENSIONS: Overall: 16.6 x 12.9 cm (6 9/16 x 5 1/16 in.)
MEDIUM OR TECHNIQUE: Ink, color, and gold on paper
CLASSIFICATIONS: Books and manuscripts
Provenance: H. Khan Monif, New York; 1941, sold by H. Khan Monif to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 13, 1941)
Credit Line: Harriet Otis Cruft Fund
Source: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Boston, Museum of Fine Arts
Manuscript: Second Small
Accession Number: 41.31.a recto
Chapter 43 - Khusrau Parviz (38 years)
Scene: Bahram Chubina kills the monkey-lion
Gregorian Date: 1300 (circa)
Source: Shahnama Project

Back to the 'Second Small Shahnama' (Book of Kings), Ilkhanid Persia, c.1300AD