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"Rustam Pleads for Tus Before Kai Khusrau," 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:
Page: 14 1/2 x 11 7/8 in. (36.8 x 30.2 cm) Painting: 3 11/16 x 9 3/8 in. (9.4 x 23.8 cm) Text block: 11 7/16 x 9 11/16 in. (29 x 24.6 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:
57.51.36
Not on view
Cora Timken Burnett, Alpine, NJ (until d. 1956; bequeathed to MMA)
Hillenbrand, Robert, ed. Persian Painting from the Mongols to the Qajars : Studies in Honour of Basil W. Robinson. Pembroke Persian papers, vol. 3. London; New York: I.B. Tauris & Company, Ltd., 2000. p. 226, ill. pl. 15 (b/w), pp. 217-247.



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