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"Rustam Discoursing with Isfandiyar", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings)

Author:
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:
Page: H. 14 9/16 (37 cm); W. 11 5/8 in. (29.6 cm) Painting: H. 3 11/16 (9.4 cm); W. 9 5/16 in. (23.7 cm) Text block: H. 11 1/4 (28.5 cm); W. 9 5/8 in. (24.5 cm)
Classification:
Codices
Credit Line:
H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Gift of Horace Havemeyer, 1929
Accession Number:
29.160.21
Not on view
H. O. Havemeyer Collection, New York (until 1929; gifted 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. 74-76, ill. fig. 21 (b/w), .



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