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"Iranian and Turanian Armies in Combat", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings)

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: A.H. 741/A.D. 1341
Geography: Iran, Shiraz
Culture: Islamic
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Dimensions: Painting: 4 x 9 5/16 in. (10.2 x 23.6 cm) Text block: 11 7/16 x 9 5/8 in. (29 x 24.5 cm) Page: 14 x 11 1/2 in. (35.5 x 29.2 cm)
Classification: Codices
Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1936
Accession Number: 36.113.1

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