In a battle between the Iranians and Turanians the heroic Rustam lifts Afrasiab, the leader of Turan, from his saddle by the girdle which breaks and the foeman escapes.

Shahnama (Book of Kings)

Author: Abu'l Qasim Firdausi (935–1020)
Calligrapher: Kamal al-Din bin Ibrahim
Object Name: Illustrated manuscript
Date: 1602 (text); 19th century (paintings, illumination, binding)
Geography: India
Culture: Islamic
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, silver, and gold on paper
Dimensions: 13 3/4 x 8 1/4in. (34.9 x 21cm)
Classification: Codices
Credit Line: Gift of Alexander Smith Cochran, 1913
Accession Number: 13.228.22

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