"Siyavush Displays his Skill at Polo before Afrasiyab", 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: dated A.H. 741/A.D. 1341
Geography: Iran, Shiraz
Culture: Islamic
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Dimensions: Page: 14 1/2 x 11 15/16 in. (36.8 x 30.4 cm) Painting: 3 3/8 x 9 7/16 in. (8.5 x 24 cm) Text block: 11 5/16 x 9 5/8 in. (28.8 x 24.5 cm)
Classification: Codices
Credit Line: Cora Timken Burnett Collection of Persian Miniatures and Other Persian Art Objects, Bequest of Cora Timken Burnett, 1956
Accession Number: 57.51.35

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