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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:
Made in Iran, Shiraz
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)
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.



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