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"Buzurgmihr Masters the Game of Chess", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings)

Abu'l Qasim Firdausi
(935–1020)

Object Name: Folio from an illustrated manuscript
Date: ca. 1300–30
Geography: Iran or Iraq
Culture: Islamic
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Dimensions: Painting: H. 1 15/16 in. (4.9 cm) W. 4 13/16 in. (12.2 cm) Page: H. 6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm) W. 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm) Mat: H. 19 1/4 in. (48.9 cm) W. 14 1/4 in. (36.2 cm)
Classification: Codices
Credit Line: Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1934
Accession Number: 34.24.1

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