"Zal is Restored to his Father Sam by the Simurgh", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings)
Abu'l Qasim Firdausi (935–1020)
Folio from an illustrated manuscript
Attributed to Northwestern Iran or Baghdad
Ink, opaque watercolor, silver, and gold on paper
6 5/16 x 4 15/16in. (16 x 12.5cm)
Miniature dimensions: 2 1/16 x 4 3/4in. (5.2 x 12.1cm)
Rogers Fund, 1969
Not on view
Textile Museum, Washington (until 1969; sold to MMA)
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Swietochowski, Marie, Stefano Carboni, Tomoko Masuya, and Alexander H. Morton. Illustrated Poetry and Epic Images:Persian Painting of the 1330s and 1340s. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1994. pp. 75, 82, ill. fig. 26 (b/w).