"Bizhan Slaughters the Wild Boars of Irman", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings)
Abu'l Qasim Firdausi (935–1020)
Folio from an illustrated manuscript
Made in Iraq, possibly Baghdad
Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Painting: H. 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm) W. 4 13/16 in. (12.2 cm) Text Block: H. 6 1/8 in. (15.6 cm) W. 4 13/16 in. (12.3 cm) Mat: H. 19 1/4 in. (48.9 cm) W. 14 1/4 in. (36.2 cm)
Fletcher Fund, 1925
Not on view
[ Hagop Kevorkian, New York, until 1925; sold to MMA]
Dimand, Maurice S. A Handbook of Mohammedan Decorative Arts. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1930. p. 24, ill. fig. 4 (b/w).
Swietochowski, Marie, Stefano Carboni, Tomoko Masuya, and Alexander H. Morton. Illustrated Poetry and Epic Images:Persian Painting of the 1330s and 1340s. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1994. pp. 76-77, ill. fig. 23 (color).
Sims, Eleanor, B. Marshak, and Ernst J. Grube. "Persian Painting and its Sources." In Peerless Images. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2002. no. 137, pp. 224-225, ill. p. 224 (color).