"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
Image 5 5/16 in x 6 3/8 in.
Page 5 1/2 in. x 6 7/8 in.
Mat 14 1/14 in. x 19 1/4 in.
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. Illustrated Poetry and Epic Images:Persian Painting of the 1330s and 1340s. 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).