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Rustam rescues Bizhan from the pit, 1371

Illustration of Timurid Soldiers


From a 1371 Shahnama of the Shiraz School. Haz 1511, folio 105r, Topkapi Sarayi Muzesi Kutuphanesi, Istanbul.
Note the laces which secure the turbaned man's lamellar tassets to his legs.

Istanbul, Topkapi Sarayi Muzesi Kutuphanesi
Manuscript: H. 1511
Folio: 105r
Scene: Rustam rescues Bizhan from the pit
Dimensions (h x w): 110 x 110 mm
Format: Irregular, random into the margins
Hijri Date: 772 Shawwal
Gregorian Date: 1371 May (to nearest hijri month)
School: Shiraz
Shahnama Project

From the same manuscript:
Prince Bahram Slays a Dragon, Shahnama of 1371AD, Timurid. Shiraz, Persia.
Manuchihr kills Tur in battle, Shahnama of 1371AD, Timurid. Shiraz, Persia.
Rustam rescues Bizhan from the pit, Shahnama, 1371AD, Timurid. Shiraz, Persia.
The musician Barbad plays for Khusrau Parviz, Shahnama, 1371AD, Timurid. Shiraz, Persia.



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