"Rustam Slays Esfandiyar", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings)
Abu'l Qasim Firdausi (935–1020)
Attributed to Mu'in Musavvir (active ca. 1630–97)
Folio from an illustrated manuscript
Attributed to Iran, Isfahan
Ink, opaque watercolor, silver, and gold on paper
13.5 in. high 8.75 in. wide (34.3 cm high 22.2 cm wide)
Gift of Richard Ettinghausen, 1975
Not on view
Inscription: Definition: Persian Location: In margin below miniature in small characters (faintly) Translation: Drawn by the most lowly Mu'in Musavvir
Marking: See additional card.
Richard Ettinghausen, Princeton, NJ (until 1975; gifted to MMA)
Grube, Ernst J. "in the Collection of Hans P. Kraus." In Islamic Paintings from the 11th to the 18th Century. New York: H. P. Kraus, 1972. no. nos. 163-172, pp. 186-196, folios from the same manuscript.