Ilkhanid Illustration
Human attacks Rustam to allow Afrasiyab to escape.
from the 1341 Inju Shahnama, Shiraz


A larger image of Human attacks Rustam to allow Afrasiyab to escape. 1341 Shahnama - Inju Dynasty, Shiraz.


Folio from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi (died 1020); recto: text and illustration: Rustam confronts the Turanian, Pilsam; verso: text.
Detached folio from a dispersed copy of Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi; text: Persian in black naskh script; heading in red; recto: illustration and text: Rustam confronts the Turanian, Pilsam, 6 columns, 20 lines; verso: text: 6 columns. 30 lines; one of a group of 7 folios.

Historical period: Inju dynasty, Mongol period, February 1341 (Ramadan 741 A.H.)
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
H x W (image): 9.9 x 2.4 cm (3 7/8 x 15/16 in)
Geography: Iran, Shiraz
Accession Number: F1942.11
Classification: Manuscript
Type: Detached manuscript folio
Source: Freer | Sackler



Washington, D.C., Freer Gallery of Art
Title of Work: Shahnama (1341)
Manuscript: F1942.11-12, 1945.7, 1948.15, 1952.35
Accession Number: F1942.11
Chapter 12e - Kay Khusrau comes to Iran
Scene: Human attacks Rustam to allow Afrasiyab to escape
Dimensions (h x w): 95 x 240 mm
Format: Rectangular, breaking through frame
Reconstructed Folio: 79v
Hijri Date: 741 Dhu'l-Qa'da 20
Gregorian Date: 1341 May 14
School: Shiraz
Source: Shahnama Project


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