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"Bizhan Slaughters the Wild Boars of Irman", 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: Painting: H. 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm) W. 9 7/16 in. (24 cm) Page: H. 14 3/8 in. (36.5 cm) W. 11 15/16 in. (30.3 cm) Mat: H. 22 in. (55.9 cm) W. 16 in. (40.6 cm)
Classification: Codices
Credit Line: H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Gift of Horace Havemeyer, 1929
Accession Number: 29.160.22

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