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Ilkhanid Illustration
Great Mongol (Demotte) Shahnama
Chapter 15: Gushtasp (120 years).
The first combat of Rustam and Isfandiyar

Tabriz, Persia, c.1335AD



Rustam and Isfandiyar, a page from the Great Il-Khanid (Mongol) Shahmana (Book of Kings)
Series Title: Shahnama (Book of Kings)
Former Title: Combat Between Rustam and Isfandir
Culture: Persian
Object Date: ca. 1335
Medium: Watercolor and ink with gold and silver leaf on paper
Dimensions: Image: 6 3/8 x 11 3/8 inches (16.19 x 28.89 cm); Sheet: 15 3/4 x 11 1/2 inches (40.01 x 29.21 cm)
Credit Line: Purchase: William Rockhill Nelson Trust
Object number: 33-60
Source: The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.



Kansas, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Title of Work: Shahnama (Great Mongol)
Manuscript: 33.60-55.103
Accession Number: 33.60
Chapter 15 - Gushtasp (120 years)
Scene: The first combat of Rustam and Isfandiyar
English Title: Rustam and Isfandiyar Testing Each Other
Dimensions (h x w): 160 x 290 mm
Format: Rectangular within borders
Reconstructed Folio: 149r
Gregorian Date: 1335 (circa)
School: Tabriz
Source: Shahnama Project

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