Ilkhanid Illustration
The Sasanian King Yazdigird Killed by a Kick from a Sea Monster in the form of a Horse
from the 1341 Inju Shahnama, Shiraz


A larger image of The Sasanian King Yazdigird Killed by a Kick from a Sea Monster in the form of a Horse. 1341 Shahnama - Inju Dynasty, Shiraz, Iran. The Chester Beatty Library, Dublin, Ireland, Per 110.71r


Per 110, ff. 71a .
This folio is part of a dispersed Shahnama (Book of Kings) manuscript made for the Injuid vazir, or government minister, Qivam al-Din. The comparatively large figures, shallow picture space and horizontal format are typical of Islamic painting in all regions before the late fourteenth century. However, the simplified, highly stylized forms of the vegetation and the red background of this illustration are characteristic specifically of painting in the city of Shiraz in southern Iran in the time of the Injuid dynasty (c. 1325-53).
Source: Chester Beatty Library, Dublin



The Chester Beatty Library, Dublin, Ireland
Manuscript Per 110
Chapter 34 - Yazdagird the Sinner (21 years)
Accession Number: Per 110.71r
Scene: A sea monster kills Yazdagird
English Title: Yazdagird I has been killed by a kick from a white horse
Dimensions (h x w): 84 x 235 mm
Format: Rectangular within borders
Reconstructed Folio: 227r
Hijri Date: 741 Dhu'l-Qa'da 20
Gregorian Date: 1341 May 15
School: Shiraz
Source: Shahnama Project

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