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Ilkhanid Illustration
The fourth combat: Furuhil fights Zangala
Folio from the 'Second Small Shahnama' (Book of Kings) c.1300AD
Chapter 12f - The Twelve Rukhs (Champions)


A larger image of 'The fourth combat: Furuhil fights Zangala', from the 'Second Small Shahnama' (Book of Kings). Aga Khan Museum AKM84.


THE COMBAT OF FURUHIL AND ZANGULA
FOLIO FROM A MANUSCRIPT OF THE SHAHNAMEH (THE BOOK OF KINGS)
Accession Number: AKM84
Creator: Firdausi (d. 1020)
Place: Iran
Date: ca. 1300
Materials and Technique: Opaque watercolour, ink, silver, and gold on paper
Throughout the Shahnameh, Iranians and Turanians are embroiled in long-lasting battles. This image shows a single combat between the Iranian warrior Furuhil and his Turanian opponent, Zangula. Furuhil has shot an arrow at Zangula, who turns around and takes aim with his bow. Furuhilís arrow pins his enemy's leg to his horseís side, causing Zangula to fall off and die.
Source: Aga Khan Museum



Geneva, Aga Khan Trust for Culture
Manuscript: 2005.1.84-85 (Ir.M. 54-54/A)
Accession Number: 2005.1.84 (Ir.M. 54)
Chapter 13f - The Twelve Rukhs
Scene: The fourth combat: Furuhil kills Zangala
Dimensions (h x w): 80 x 170 mm
Format: Rectangular within borders
Gregorian Date: 1300 (circa)
School: Baghdad ?
Source: Shahnama Project



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