"Kai Khusrau Enthroned Holding a Sword", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings)

Author: 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: Text block: 6 1/8 x 4 13/16 in. (15.5 x 12.3 cm) Painting: 2 3/8 x 4 11/16 in. (6.1 x 11.9 cm)
Classification: Codices
Credit Line: Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1934
Accession Number: 34.24.5

The Metropolitan Museum of Art LogoEmail

Type the CAPTCHA word: