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"The Four Knights of Kai Khusrau in the Mountains", 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: A.H. 741/A.D. 1341
Geography: Iran, Shiraz
Culture: Islamic
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Dimensions: Page: H. 14 1/2 in. (36.8 cm) W. 11 5/16 in. (28.7 cm) Painting: H. 6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm) W. 9 5/16 in. (23.6 cm) Mat: H. 22 in. (55.9 cm) W. 16 in. (40.6 cm)
Classification: Codices
Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1936
Accession Number: 36.113.2

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