"Gushtasp Kills the Wolf of Fasiqun", 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 1/2 x 5in. (16.5 x 12.7cm)
Rogers Fund, 1969
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. Illustrated Poetry and Epic Images:Persian Painting of the 1330s and 1340s. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1994. p. 106, ill. fig. 31 (b/w).