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"Gushtasp Kills the Wolf of Fasiqun", 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:
6 1/2 x 5in. (16.5 x 12.7cm)
Classification:
Codices
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1969
Accession Number:
69.74.3
Not on view
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.

Swietochowski, Marie, Stefano Carboni, Tomoko Masuya, and Alexander H. Morton. "Persian Painting of the 1330s and 1340s." In Illustrated Poetry and Epic Images. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1994. p. 106, ill. fig. 31 (b/w).



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