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"Rustam Slays Esfandiyar", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings)

Author:
Abu'l Qasim Firdausi (935–1020)
Artist:
Attributed to Mu'in Musavvir (active ca. 1630–97)
Object Name:
Folio from an illustrated manuscript
Date:
1666–67
Geography:
Attributed to Iran, Isfahan
Medium:
Ink, opaque watercolor, silver, and gold on paper
Dimensions:
13.5 in. high 8.75 in. wide (34.3 cm high 22.2 cm wide)
Classification:
Codices
Credit Line:
Gift of Richard Ettinghausen, 1975
Accession Number:
1975.192.26
Not on view
Inscription: Definition: Persian
Location: In margin below miniature in small characters (faintly)
Translation: Drawn by the most lowly Mu'in Musavvir

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, folios from the same manuscript.



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