Ilkhanid Illustrations
Shahnama of Firdausi
Schulz-Gutman Shahnama, Isfahan, Persia, c.1330-1340AD
Metropolitan Museum of Art 1974.290.



Sam visits Zal and (the infant) Rustam. 1974.290.4


The Combat of Qaran and Afrasiyab. 1974.290.5

Rustam kills Ashkabus and his horse. 1974.290.12


Gustaham Slays Lahhak and Farshidvard. 1974.290.19


Bahram Chubina's night attack on the camp of Khusrau Parviz. 1974.290.42
Author: Abu'l Qasim Firdausi (935–1020)
Object Name: Folio from an illustrated manuscript
Date:ca. 1330–40
Geography: Attributed to Iran, probably Isfahan
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, gold, and silver on paper
Dimensions: Page: 8 x 5 3/16 in. (20.3 x 13.2 cm)
Painting: 1 11/16 x 4 3/16 in. (4.3 x 10.7 cm)
Classification: Codices
Credit Line: Bequest of Monroe C. Gutman, 1974
Accession Number: 1974.290
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Provenance: Ph. Walter Schulz, Leipzig, Germany (by 1914); Professor O. Moll, Düsseldorf, Germany ; Monroe C. Gutman, New York (by 1929–d. 1974; bequeathed to MMA)



Other Ilkhanid Illustrations from the Schulz-Gutman Shahnama at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Other Illustrations of Ilkhanid Mongols and Successors in 14th Century Persia and surrounds