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Ilkhanid Illustration
Great Mongol (Demotte) Shahnama
Chapter 17 - Humay (32 years). Darab and Rashnavad fight the Rumis.
Tabriz, Persia, c.1340-1350AD


A larger image of Darab and Rashnavad fight the Rumis. Great Mongol (Demotte) Shahnama. Tabriz, Persia, c.1340-1350. Ilkhanid Illustration. Harvard Art Museums 1958.288.


Identification and Creation
Object Number: 1919.130
Title: Rashnavad Battles the Rumis (painting, verso; text, recto), illustrated folio from the Great Ilkhanid Shahnama (Book of Kings)
Series/Book Title: Shahnama
Classification: Manuscripts
Work Type: manuscript folio
Date: c. 1330-1340
Creation Place: Middle East, Iran, Tabriz
Period: Ilkhanid period
Culture: Persian
Physical Descriptions
Medium: Ink, colors, and gold on paper
Dimensions: folio: 41.2 x 29.8 cm (16 1/4 x 11 3/4 in.)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line: Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Hervey E. Wetzel
Accession Year: 1919
Source: Harvard Art Museums



Cambridge, Harvard University Art Museums
Title of Work: Shahnama (Great Mongol)
Manuscript: 1919.130-1960.190
Accession Number: 1919.130
Chapter 17 - Humay (32 years)
Scene: Darab goes to Rum and fights with Faylakus
Dimensions (h x w): 250 x 290 mm
Format: Rectangular within borders
Reconstructed Folio: 159r
Gregorian Date: 1335 (circa)
School: Tabriz
Source: Shahnama Project

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