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Ilkhanid Illustration
Rustam catches (the horse) Rakhsh
Folio from the 'Second Small Shahnama' (Book of Kings) c.1300AD
Chapter 10 - Garshasp (9 years)

Page from an Illustrated Manuscript of the 'Second Small Shahnama' of Firdawsi (d. 1020)

Title: Rustam catches Rakhsh
Date: 14th century
Notes: Rustam, the hero of the Shahnameh goes into the steppe to choose himself a horse. After observing and rejecting several others he captures a wild colt, Rakhsh. Rakhsh will go on to protect Rustam from a dragon and lion. Physical Description: 16.3 x 13 cm (surface) 11.8 x 4.2 cm (miniature)
Language: Persian
Origin: Probably Shiraz, Iran
Script: Naskhi
Subject: Manuscripts, Persian
Call Number: Persian MS 3
Source: McGill University Library, Montreal

Title of Work: Shahnama (Second Small)
Manuscript: Ms. Persian 2-3
Accession Number: Ms. Persian 3
Chapter 10 - Garshasp (9 years)
Scene: Rustam catches Rakhsh
Dimensions (h x w): 118 x 42 mm
Format: Rectangular within borders
Gregorian Date: 1300 (circa)
School: Baghdad
Source: Shahnama Project

Another folio from this Shahnama: The eleventh combat of the Twelve Rukhs, Gudarz kills Piran
Back to the 'Second Small Shahnama' (Book of Kings), Ilkhanid Persia, c.1300AD