"Birth of Zal", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings)

Author: Abu'l Qasim Firdausi (935–1020)
Artist: Attributed to Siyavush (ca. 1536–1610)
Dedicatee: Shah Isma'il (r. 1576–77)
Object Name: Folio from an illustrated manuscript
Date: 1576–77
Geography: Iran, Qazvin
Culture: Islamic
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Dimensions: H. 17 3/4 in. (45.1 cm) W. 12 1/8 in. (30.8 cm)
Classification: Codices
Credit Line: Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1934
Accession Number: 34.72

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