"Rustam's First Encounter with Afrasiyab", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings)
Abu'l Qasim Firdausi (935–1020)
Attributed to Mu'in Musavvir (active ca. 1630–97)
Folio from an illustrated manuscript
dated A.H. 1077/ A.D. 1666–67
Attributed to Iran, Isfahan
Ink, opaque watercolor, silver, and gold on paper
H. 13 5/8 in. (34.6 cm) W. 8 5/8 in. (21.9 cm)
Gift of Richard Ettinghausen, 1975
Not on view
Inscription: Definition: Persian Location: In margin below miniature, in small, smudged characters (faintly) Translation: Drawn by the (least P) Mu'in Musavvir 1077
Marking: See additional card.
Richard Ettinghausen, Princeton, NJ (until 1975; gifted to MMA)
Grube, Ernst J. "in the Collection of Hans P. Kraus." In Islamic Paintings from the 11th to the 18th Century. New York: H. P. Kraus, 1972. no. nos. 163-172, pp. 186-196, ill., folios from the same manuscript.