Iran (probably Isfahan)
Ink, colors, and gold on paper
8.06 x 5.31 in. (20.5 x 13.5 cm)
Bequest of Monroe C. Gutman, 1974 (1974.290.23v)
Gushtasp volunteered to go to the forest to slay a horned wolf as large as an elephant. The hero's steed was ripped apart by the monster's horn, and Gushtasp, on foot, dispatched the rhino-wolf with his sword. The prominent mountainous setting has a close parallel in the frontispiece of a poetic anthology compiled in Isfahan and in the painting style of southern Iran.