"Gushtasp Kills the Wolf of Fasiqun", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings)
Abu'l Qasim Firdausi (935–1020)
Folio from an illustrated manuscript
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. "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).