"Rustam Pleads for Tus Before Kai Khusrau," 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: 14 1/2 x 11 7/8 in. (36.8 x 30.2 cm) Painting: 3 11/16 x 9 3/8 in. (9.4 x 23.8 cm) Text block: 11 7/16 x 9 11/16 in. (29 x 24.6 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: 57.51.36

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