"The Assassination of Khusrau Parviz", Folio 742v from the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp

Author: Abu'l Qasim Firdausi (935–1020)
Artist: Painting attributed to 'Abd al-Samad (Iranian, Shiraz ca. 1505/15–ca. 1600 )
Object Name: Folio from an illustrated manuscript
Date: ca. 1535
Geography: Iran, Tabriz
Culture: Islamic
Medium: Opaque watercolor, ink, silver, and gold on paper
Dimensions: Painting: Ht. 11 3/16 in. (28.4 cm) W. 10 3/4 in. (27.3 cm) Page: Ht. 18 1/2 in. (47 cm) W.12 1/2 in. (31.8 cm) Mat: Ht. 22 in. (55.9 cm) W. 16 in. (40.6 cm) Frame: Ht. 23 in. (58.4 cm) W. 17 in. (43.2 cm)
Classification: Codices
Credit Line: Gift of Arthur A. Houghton Jr., 1970
Accession Number: 1970.301.75

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