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Ilkhanid Illustration
Great Mongol (Demotte) Shāh-Nāmeh
Chapter 5 - Zahhak
Faridun defeats Zahhak
Tabriz, c.1335




Doha, Museum of Islamic Art
Title of Work: Shahnama (Great Mongol)
Manuscript: MS 200
Chapter 5 - Zahhak (1000 years)
Scene: Faridun defeats Zahhak
Dimensions (h x w): 170 x 211 mm
Format: Rectangular within borders
Gregorian Date: 1335 (circa)
School: Ilkhanid Tabriz
Notes: The painting and the heading immediately above it, which depict Faridun's capture of Zahhak, are pasted on top of an irrelevant page. See the account by Grabar & Blair, 1980, pp. 62-63 (no. 3), and Soudavar, 1996, p. 108 (fig. 7) for an interpretation of the contemporary significance of the picture (Hulegu's siege of an Isma'ili fortress).
Source: Shahnama Project

London, Sotheby's
Title of Work: Shahnama (Great Mongol)
Manuscript: 1978 April 3
Accession Number: 1978 APR 03
Chapter 5 - Zahhak (1000 years)
Scene: Faridun fords the Dijla on the way to fight Zahhak
English Title: Faridun Capturing the Palace of Zahhak
Dimensions (h x w): 170 x 250 mm
Format: Rectangular into the margins
Reconstructed Folio: 007r
Gregorian Date: 1335 (circa)
School: Tabriz
Source: Shahnama Project

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