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"Bahram Chubina Kills the Lion-Shaped Ape Monster", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings)

Author:
Abu'l Qasim Firdausi (935–1020)
Object Name:
Folio from an illustrated manuscript
Date:
ca. 1300–30
Geography:
Northwestern Iran or Baghdad
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Ink, opaque watercolor, silver, and gold on paper
Dimensions:
Text block: 6 5/16 x 5 in. (16 x 12.7 cm) Painting: 1 15/16 x 5 1/2 in. (5 x 14 cm)
Classification:
Codices
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1969
Accession Number:
69.74.2
Not on view
Marking: On the back, in pencil: '6'
Textile Museum, Washington (until 1969; sold to MMA)
Simpson, Marianna. "The Illustration of an Epic: The Earliest Shahnama Manuscripts." PhD diss., Garland Publishing, Inc., 1979. p. 376, ill. fig. 5 (b/w).

"Masterpieces from The Metropolitan Museum of Art New York." In The Arts of Islam. Berlin, 1981. no. 20, pp. 70-71, ill. p. 71 (b/w).



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