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Ilkhanid Illustration
Great Mongol (Demotte) Shahnama
Chapter 12 - Kay Kavus (150 years).
'Kay Kavusís champions fight the King of Mazandaran', destroyed 1937, formerly Kelekian Collection, New York.

Tabriz, Persia, c.1335AD

16. Kai Kā'ūs and His Paladins Killing the Wizards of Mazanderan (Fig. 10)
Collection.óD. K. Kelekian, New York.
Text.óMohl, op. cit., I, 429; Warner, op. cit., II, 62.
Shah Kai Kā'ūs is captured by the White Div of Mazanderan and is freed by Rustam and his paladins. After the rescue there is a general slaughter of the wizards.
Reproductions.óParis, Arch. Phot., 8616; R. M. Riefstahl, Catalogue of an Exhibition of Persian and Indian Miniature Paintings in the Collection of Dikram Khan Kelekian (New York, 1934), Pl. 4.
Exhibitions.óNew York: D. K. Kelekian, 1934; see Riefstahl, op. cit., p. 10, No. 4.
Brian, Doris. "A Reconstitution of the Miniature Cycle in the Demotte Shah Namah." in Ars Islamica 6, 1939, pp. 97-112.

Title of Work: Shahnama (Great Mongol)
Manuscript: Brian 16
Chapter 12 - Kay Kavus (150 years)
Scene: Kay Kavus's champions fight the King of Mazandaran
English Title: Kay Ka'us and His Paladins Killing the Demons of Mazandaran
Reconstructed Folio: 032v
Gregorian Date: 1335 (circa)
School: Tabriz
Source: Shahnama Project

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