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"Iranian and Turanian Armies in Combat", 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:
A.H. 741/A.D. 1341
Geography:
Iran, Shiraz
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Dimensions:
Painting: 4 x 9 5/16 in. (10.2 x 23.6 cm) Text block: 11 7/16 x 9 5/8 in. (29 x 24.5 cm) Page: 14 x 11 1/2 in. (35.5 x 29.2 cm)
Classification:
Codices
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1936
Accession Number:
36.113.1
Not on view
Marking: Seal impressions of owners on upper and right margins.
[ Hassan Khan Monif, New York, until 1936; sold to MMA]
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