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Ilkhanid Illustration
Great Mongol (Demotte) Shahnama
Chapter 15 - Gushtasp (120 years).
Faramarz chasing the King of Kabul.

Tabriz, Persia, c.1335AD


A larger image of 'Faramarz routs the Shah of Kabul', Great Mongol (Demotte) Shahnama. Tabriz, Persia, c.1335.


Faramarz chasing the King of Kabul, page from the Shahnameh (The Epic of Kings, written by Ferdowsi).
Around 1330; Iran, Tabriz?
Gouache and gold on paper; 29cm x 20cm OA 7095
Louvre, Departement des Arts d'Islam, Paris, France

Le héros Farâmarz met en déroute le roi de Kaboul
Ce feuillet provient d’un manuscrit princier aux peintures très nombreuses et très variées, sans doute copié et illustré à Tabriz sous le vizirat de Ghiyâs al-Din. La bataille représentée ici montre Farâmarz qui, désireux de venger son père, le héros Rostam, met en déroute les troupes du roi de Kaboul.


The hero Faramarz routs the Shah of Kabul
This folio from a princely manuscript of many and varied paintings, probably copied and illustrated in Tabriz under the vizierate of Ghiyas al-Din. The battle depicted here shows how Faramarz, eager to avenge his father, the hero Rustam, routs the troops of the Shah of Kabul.



Title of Work: Shahnama (Great Mongol)
Manuscript: OA 7094-6
Accession Number: no. 7095
Chapter 15 - Gushtasp (120 years)
Scene: Faramarz leads his army against the Shah of Kabul
English Title: Faramarz routs the troops of the king of Kabul
Dimensions (h x w): 255 x 285 mm
Format: Rectangular within borders
Gregorian Date: 1335 (circa)
School: Tabriz
Source: Shahnama Project

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