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"Siyavush Displays his Skill at Polo before Afrasiyab", 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: 14 1/2 x 11 15/16 in. (36.8 x 30.4 cm) Painting: 3 3/8 x 9 7/16 in. (8.5 x 24 cm) Text block: 11 5/16 x 9 5/8 in. (28.8 x 24.5 cm)
Classification:
Codices
Credit Line:
Cora Timken Burnett Collection of Persian Miniatures and Other Persian Art Objects, Bequest of Cora Timken Burnett, 1956
Accession Number:
57.51.35
Not on view
Cora Timken Burnett, Alpine, NJ (until d. 1956; bequeathed to MMA)
Lukens, Marie G. The Metropolitan Museum of Art Guide to the Collections: Islamic Art. vol. 9. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1965. p. 19, ill. fig. 29.

Swietochowski, Marie, and Richard Ettinghausen. "Islamic Painting." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin vol. 36, no. 2 (Autumn 1978). pp. 10-11, ill. p. 11 (color).

Alexander, David. Furusiyya: Catalogue. vol. 2. Riyadh,Saudi Arabia: King Abdulaziz Public Library, 1996. no. 114, pp. 142-143, ill. p. 143 (color).



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