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"Buzurjmihr Masters the Game of Chess", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings)

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: Entire Page: 8 1/16 x 4 7/8 in. (20.5 x 12.4 cm) Painting: 3 1/8 x 4 in. (8 x 10.2 cm) Mat: 19 1/4 x 14 1/4 Frame: 22 x 17
Classification: Codices
Credit Line: Bequest of Monroe C. Gutman, 1974
Accession Number: 1974.290.39

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