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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)
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.

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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