"Bahram Gur Advances by Stealth against the Khaqan," Folio 577v from the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp

Author: Abu'l Qasim Firdausi (935–1020)
Artist: Painting attributed to Bashdan Qara (active ca. 1525–35)
Object Name: Folio from an illustrated manuscript
Date: ca. 1530–35
Geography: Iran, Tabriz
Culture: Islamic
Medium: Opaque watercolor, ink, silver, and gold on paper
Dimensions: Painting: H. 9 7/16 x W. 8 1/16 in. (H. 24 x W. 20.5 cm) Entire Page: H. 18 5/8 x W. 12 3/8 in. (H. 47.3 x W. 31.4 cm)
Classification: Codices
Credit Line: Gift of Arthur A. Houghton Jr., 1970
Accession Number: 1970.301.63

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