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Illustrations from the Shahnama showing Turkmen soldiers
Kay Khusrau reviews his troops
Big Head Shahnama, Turkmen, Iran, c.1494

The figures wear contemporary dress or dress of no latter than the date of the illustration.
The actions portray the Sassanid/Sassanian period.



Binney Collection
Title of Work: Shahnama (Big Head)
Manuscript: Big Head
Accession Number: no. 15
Chapter 13 - Kay Khusrau (60 years)
Scene: Kay Khusrau reviews his troops
Dimensions (h x w): 240 x 150 mm
Format: Stepped, breaking through frame
Hijri Date: 899
Gregorian Date: 1493 (to nearest hijri year)
School: Lahijan, Gilan
Source: Shahnama Project



Back to Turkmen Soldiers from the Shahnama by Firdawsi, "Big Head Shahnama", Gilan, Iran, 1494
Illustrations of this scene from different Shahnamas