"Bizhan Slaughters the Wild Boars of Irman", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings)
Abu'l Qasim Firdausi (935–1020)
Folio from an illustrated manuscript
Made in Iraq, possibly Baghdad
Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Text block: 6 1/8 x 4 13/16 in. (15.6 x 12.3 cm)
Painting: 2 1/8 x 4 13/16 in. (5.4 x 12.2 cm)
Fletcher Fund, 1925
Not on view
[ Hagop Kevorkian, New York, until 1925; sold to MMA]
Swietochowski, Marie, Stefano Carboni, Tomoko Masuya, and Alexander H. Morton. "Persian Painting of the 1330s and 1340s." In Illustrated Poetry and Epic Images. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1994. pp. 76-77, ill. fig. 23 (color).
Sims, Eleanor, B. Marshak, and Ernst J. Grube. "Persian Painting and its Sources." In Peerless Images. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2002. no. 137, pp. 224-225, ill. p. 224 (color).