Ilkhanid Illustration
Bizhan Slaughters the Wild Boars of Irman
from the 1341 Inju Shahnama, Shiraz


A larger image of Bizhan Slaughters the Wild Boars of Irman. 1341 Shahnama - Inju Dynasty, Shiraz.


"Bizhan Slaughters the Wild Boars of Irman", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings)
Author: Abu'l Qasim Firdausi (9351020)
Calligrapher: Hasan ibn Muhammad ibn `Ali ibn (?) Husaini, known as al-Mausili
Patron: Commissioned by al-Hasan Qawam al-Daula wa'l-Din (ca. 130357)
Object Name: Folio from an illustrated manuscript
Date: dated A.H. 741/A.D. 1341
Geography: Made in Iran, Shiraz
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Dimensions: Painting: H. 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm)
    W. 9 7/16 in. (24 cm)
    Page: H. 14 3/8 in. (36.5 cm)
    W. 11 15/16 in. (30.3 cm)
    Mat: H. 22 in. (55.9 cm)
    W. 16 in. (40.6 cm)
Classification: Codices
Accession Number: 29.160.22
Source: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.


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