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"Bizhan Slaughters the Wild Boars of Irman", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings)

Abu'l Qasim Firdausi (935–1020)

Calligrapher:
Hasan ibn Muhammad ibn `Ali ibn (?) Husaini, known as al-Mausili
Patron:
Commissioned by al-Hasan Qawam al-Daula wa'l-Din (ca. 1303–57)
Object Name:
Folio from an illustrated manuscript
Date:
dated A.H. 741/A.D. 1341
Geography:
Iran, Shiraz
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Dimensions:
Painting: H. 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm) W. 9 7/16 in. (24 cm) Page: H. 14 3/8 in. (36.5 cm) W. 11 15/16 in. (30.3 cm) Mat: H. 22 in. (55.9 cm) W. 16 in. (40.6 cm)
Classification:
Codices
Credit Line:
H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Gift of Horace Havemeyer, 1929
Accession Number:
29.160.22
448280

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