"Zal in the Simurgh's Nest", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings)

Author: Abu'l Qasim Firdausi (935–1020)
Object Name: Folio from an illustrated manuscript
Date: ca. 1330–40
Geography: Iran, probably Isfahan
Culture: Islamic
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, gold, and silver on paper
Dimensions: Page: 8 x 5 1/8 in. (20.3 x 13 cm) Painting: 3 3/16 x 2 3/16 in. (8.1 x 5.6 cm)
Classification: Codices
Credit Line: Bequest of Monroe C. Gutman, 1974
Accession Number: 1974.290.2

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