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Ilkhanid Illustration
Great Mongol (Demotte) Shahnama
Chapter Iskandar (14 years).
Iskandar kills the Abyssinian monster.

Tabriz, Persia, c.1335AD


A larger image of 'Iskandar kills the Abyssinian monster'. Great Mongol (Demotte) Shahnama. Tabriz, Persia, c.1335. Ilkhanid Illustration. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 30.105.


Firdawsi's "Shahnama": Alexander fights the rhinoceros of Habash
Persian
Ilkhanid period
before 1335
Object Place: Tabriz, Iran
DIMENSIONS: With borders: 59.1 x 39.7 cm (23 1/4 x 15 5/8 in.) Main support: 40.6 x 29.5 cm (16 x 11 5/8 in.)
ACCESSION NUMBER: 30.105
MEDIUM OR TECHNIQUE: Opaque watercolor, gold, and ink on paper
CLASSIFICATIONS: Books and manuscripts
Provenance: Denman Waldo Ross (b. 1853 - d. 1935), Cambridge, MA; 1930, gift of Ross to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 6, 1930)
Credit Line: Denman Waldo Ross Collection
Source: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston



Boston, Museum of Fine Arts
Title of Work: Shahnama (Great Mongol)
Manuscript: 22.392-31.436
Accession Number: 30.105
Scene: Iskandar in Abyssinia
English Title: Iskandar fights the Habash monster
Dimensions (h x w): 160 x 290 mm
Format: Stepped within borders
Reconstructed Folio: 172r
Gregorian Date: 1335 (circa)
School: Tabriz, Ilkhanid period
Source: Shahnama Project

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