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Ilkhanid Illustration
Great Mongol (Demotte) Shahnama
Chapter 15 - Gushtasp (120 years). Zavara and Faramarz kill Isfandiyar's sons Nush-Azar and Mihr-i Nush.
Tabriz, Persia, c.1330-1340AD


A larger image of Zavara and Faramarz kill Isfandiyar's sons Nush-Azar and Mihr-i Nush. Great Mongol (Demotte) Shahnama. Tabriz, Persia, c.1330-1340. Ilkhanid Illustration. Harvard Art Museums 1956.212.


Identification and Creation
Object Number: 1956.212
Title: Rustam's Brother and Son Kill Isfandiyar's Sons (painting, verso; text, recto), illustrated folio from a manuscript of 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, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions: folio: folio: 48.9 x 40 cm (19 1/4 x 15 3/4 in.)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line: Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Edward W. Forbes
Accession Year: 1956
Source: Harvard Art Museums



Cambridge, Harvard University Art Museums
Title of Work: Shahnama (Great Mongol)
Manuscript: 1919.130-1960.190
Accession Number: 1956.212
Chapter 15 - Gushtasp (120 years)
Scene: Zavara and Faramarz kill Isfandiyar's sons Nush-Azar and Mihr-i Nush
Dimensions (h x w): 220 x 290 mm
Format: Rectangular within borders
Reconstructed Folio: 149v
Gregorian Date: 1335 (circa)
School: Tabriz
Source: Shahnama Project

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