"Rustam Pleads for Tus Before Kai Khusrau," Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings)
Abu'l Qasim Firdausi (935–1020)
Hasan ibn Muhammad ibn `Ali ibn (?) Husaini, known as al-Mausili
Commissioned by al-Hasan Qawam al-Daula wa'l-Din (ca. 1303–57)
Folio from an illustrated manuscript
A.H. 741/A.D. 1341
Made in Iran, Shiraz
Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
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)
Cora Timken Burnett Collection of Persian Miniatures and Other Persian Art Objects, Bequest of Cora Timken Burnett, 1956
Not on view
Cora Timken Burnett, Alpine, NJ (until d. 1956; bequeathed to MMA)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Making of a Collection," October 24, 2011–February 26, 2012, no catalogue.
Hillenbrand, Robert, ed. "Studies in Honour of Basil W. Robinson." In Persian Painting from the Mongols to the Qajars. Pembroke Persian papers, vol. 3. London and New York: I.B. Tauris & Company, Ltd., 2000. p. 226, ill. pl. 15 (b/w), pp. 217-247.