"Rakhsh Kills a Lion while Rustam is Asleep", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Firdausi

Author: Abu'l Qasim Firdausi (935–1020)
Object Name: Folio from an illustrated manuscript
Date: ca. 1300–30
Geography: Northwestern Iran or Baghdad
Culture: Islamic
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, silver, and gold on paper
Dimensions: Text block: 6 1/16 x 4 13/16 in. (15.4 x 12.3 cm) Painting: 1 13/16 x 3 5/16 in. (4.6 x 8.4 cm)
Classification: Codices
Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1969
Accession Number: 69.74.9

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