Ilkhanid Illustration
Nastihan Slain by Bijan.
[Nastihan makes a night attack and is killed by Bizhan]

from the 1341 Inju Shahnama, Shiraz


A larger image of Nastihan Slain by Bijan. 1341 Shahnama - Inju Dynasty, Shiraz.


Folio from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi (d.1020); recto: Bijan slays Nastihan; verso: text.
Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi; text: Persian in black and red naskh script; recto: illustration and text: Bijan slays Nastihan; verso: text, Hajir takes Gudarz's letter to Shah Kay Khusraw, six columns, thirty lines; one of a group of twelve folios. Patron: Qiwan al-Dawla wa'l-Din. Border: The text is set in gold and black rulings on cream-colored paper.

Calligrapher: Hasan ibn Muhammad ibn Ali ibn Husayni (Mawsili)
Patron: Qiwam al-Dawla wa'l-Din
Historical period: Inju dynasty, Mongol period, February 1341 (Ramadan 741 A.H.)
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
H x W: 36.1 x 29.1 cm (14 3/16 x 11 7/16 in)
Geography: Iran, Shiraz
Accession Number: S1986.119
Classification: Manuscript
Type: Detached manuscript folio
Source: Freer | Sackler



Washington DC, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Title of Work: Shahnama (1341)
Manuscript: S1986.99-119
Accession Number: S86.0119
Chapter 13f - The Twelve Rukhs
Scene: Nastihan makes a night attack and is killed by Bizhan
Dimensions (h x w): 910 x 258 mm
Format: Rectangular within borders
Hijri Date: 741 Ramadan
Gregorian Date: 1341 March (to nearest hijri month)
School: Shiraz
Shahnama Project

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