"Gustaham Kills Lahhak and Farshidvard", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings)
Abu'l Qasim Firdausi (935–1020)
Folio from an illustrated manuscript
Attributed to Northwestern Iran or Baghdad
Ink, opaque watercolor, silver, and gold on paper
Text block: 6 3/16 x 5 in. (15.7 x 12.7 cm) Painting: 1 15/16 x 4 13/16 in. (4.9 x 12.2 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1969
Not on view
Textile Museum, Washington (until 1969; sold to MMA)
Ettinghausen, Richard. "Islamic Art." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin vol. 33, no. 1 (Spring 1975). p. 13, ill. (color).
Swietochowski, Marie, and Marilyn Jenkins-Madina. Notable Acquisitions 1965–1975 (1975). p. 133, ill. (b/w).
Simpson, Marianna. "The Illustration of an Epic: The Earliest Shahnama Manuscripts." PhD diss., Garland Publishing, Inc., 1979. p. 371.
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. p. 101, ill. fig. 29 (b/w).