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"The Fifth Joust of the Rooks: Ruhham Versus Barman", Folio 342v from the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp

Author: Abu'l Qasim Firdausi (935–1020)
Artist: Painting attributed to Qasim ibn 'Ali (active ca. 1525–60)
Object Name: Folio from an illustrated manuscript
Date: 1525–30
Geography: Iran, Tabriz
Culture: Islamic
Medium: Opaque watercolor, ink, silver, and gold on paper
Dimensions: Painting (recto): H. 7 11/16 in. (19.5 cm) W. 6 3/4 in. (17.2 cm) Painting (verso): H. 8 1/8 in. (20.6 cm) W. 6 11/16 in. (17 cm) Page: H. 18 11/16 in. (47.5 cm) W. 12 9/16 in. (31.9 cm) Mat: H. 22 in. (55.9 cm) W. 16 in. (40.6 cm)
Classification: Codices
Credit Line: Gift of Arthur A. Houghton Jr., 1970
Accession Number: 1970.301.43

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