Ilkhanid Illustration
Rustam and Bizhan defeat Afrasiyab in battle
from the 1341 Inju Shahnama, Shiraz



Creation date: 1341
Creation place: Iran
Type: Manuscript Painting [probably the recto side]
Description: 14th century Iran Painting Manuscript Painting
Medium and Support: Opaque watercolor, gold and ink on paper
Credit Line: Gift of Edwin Binney 3rd
Accession Number: 1971.55
School: Inju
Manuscript/Book Title: Firdawsi's Shahnameh
Dimensions: 14 19/32 in. x 10 5/16 in. (37.1 cm x 26.2 cm)

Provenance
Qiwamuddawla wa'l-Din Hasan, Shiraz, Fars Province, Iran ( 1341 - )
H.K. Monif, New York, New York ( - October 23, 1963 )
Edwin Binney 3rd, San Diego, California ( October 23, 1963 - December 21, 1971 )
Olsen Foundation, Bridgeport, Connecticut ( - )
San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California ( December 21, 1971 - )

One of the earliest surviving illustrated manuscripts from Iran, the colophon reveals that it was made for Qiwamuddawla wa'l-Din Hasan and completed in 1341.
Source: The San Diego Museum of Art (search for 1971.55)



Bridgeport, Olsen Foundation
Title of Work: Shahnama (1341)
Manuscript: Binney, cat. 24
Chapter 13e - Bizhan and Manizha
Scene: Rustam and Bizhan defeat Afrasiyab in battle
Reconstructed Folio: 126r
Hijri Date: 741 Dhu'l-Qa'da 20
Gregorian Date: 1341 May 14
School: Shiraz
Source: Shahnama Project


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