"Rustam Discoursing with Isfandiyar", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings)

Author: Abu'l Qasim Firdausi (935–1020)
Calligrapher: Hasan ibn Muhammad ibn `Ali ibn (?) Husaini, known as al-Mausili
Patron: Commissioned by al-Hasan Qawam al-Daula wa'l-Din (ca. 1303–57)
Object Name: Folio from an illustrated manuscript
Date: dated A.H. 741/A.D. 1341
Geography: Iran, Shiraz
Culture: Islamic
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Dimensions: Page: H. 14 9/16 (37 cm); W. 11 5/8 in. (29.6 cm) Painting: H. 3 11/16 (9.4 cm); W. 9 5/16 in. (23.7 cm) Text block: H. 11 1/4 (28.5 cm); W. 9 5/8 in. (24.5 cm)
Classification: Codices
Credit Line: H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Gift of Horace Havemeyer, 1929
Accession Number: 29.160.21

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