Ilkhanid Illustration
Chapter 12c - Suhrab
Tahmina visits Rustam's chamber

from the 1341 Inju Shahnama, Shiraz


A larger image of 'Tahmina visits Rustam's chamber'. 1341 Shahnama - Inju Dynasty, Shiraz, Iran. Keir Collection III.4


Tahmina brought to Rustam's Chamber
CULTURE: Shiraz, Iran
DATE: 20 Dhu'l-Qa'da 741 AH/7 May 1341 AD
MATERIAL AND TECHNIQUE: Ink, gold and colors on paper
CLASSIFICATION: Detached Folio
DIMENSIONS: Mat dimensions (external): 20 7/8 × 15 3/8 in. (53.02 × 39.05 cm)
DEPARTMENT: The Keir Collection of Islamic Art
CREDIT LINE: The Keir Collection of Islamic Art on loan to the Dallas Museum of Art
OBJECT NUMBER: K.1.2014.109
General Description: Keir catalogue number III.004
Source: Dallas Museum of Art



Keir Collection, London
Title of Work: Shahnama (1341)
Manuscript: Qavam al-Din
Accession Number: Folio-III.4
Chapter 12c - Suhrab
Scene: Tahmina visits Rustam's chamber
Dimensions (h x w): 90 x 230 mm
Format: Rectangular within borders
Reconstructed Folio: 048v
Hijri Date: 741 Dhu'l-Qa'da 20
Gregorian Date: 1341 May 14
School: Inju'id Shiraz
Source: Shahnama Project



Ferdowsi, Shahnameh
Inju: Shiraz, manuscript commissioned March 1341
Patron: Qavam al-Dowleh w’al-Din Hasan, vizier to the governor of Fars
Scribe: Hasan b. Mohammad b. ‘Ali Hoseyni al-Mowsili
Opaque watercolours, ink and gold on paper
Private Collection, III.4

Rostam is approached by Tahmineh, the daughter of the King of Samagan in whose castle the hero is spending the night. Tahmineh, presumably the lady on the right (the other lady is her attendant), is a determined figure. The inclusion of an exterior brick wall enhances the notion that the spectator is getting a glimpse into an intimate scene. The candle that rises into the lines of text is suggestive of Rostam's response.
Source: The Fitzwilliam Museum


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