"Rustam Discoursing with Isfandiyar", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings)
Abu'l Qasim Firdausi (935–1020)
Hasan ibn Muhammad ibn `Ali ibn (?) Husaini, known as al-Mausili
Commissioned by al-Hasan Qawam al-Daula wa'l-Din (ca. 1303–57)
Folio from an illustrated manuscript
dated A.H. 741/A.D. 1341
Made in Iran, Shiraz
Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Image 9 1/2 in x 11 1/2 in.
Page 11 3/4 in. x 14 5/8 in.
Mat 14 1/14 in. x 19 1/4 in.
H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Gift of Horace Havemeyer, 1929
Not on view
H. O. Havemeyer Collection, New York (until 1929; gifted to MMA)
Palm Beach, FL. The Society of the Four Arts. "Loan to the Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, Fl," February 2, 1962–February 27, 1962, no catalogue.
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. 74-76, ill. fig. 21 (b/w), .