Ilkhanid Illustration
Two of the Duels between the Twelve Rukhs.
Furuhad and Zangula (top); Ruhham and Barman (bottom)

from the 1341 Inju Shahnama, Shiraz


A larger image of Two of the Duels between the Twelve Rukhs. 1341 Shahnama - Inju Dynasty, Shiraz.


Folio from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi (d.1020); Two of the duels between the Twelve Rukhs: Furuhad and Zangula (top); Ruhham and Barman (bottom).
Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi; text: Persian in black naskh script; recto: Two of the duels between the Twelve Rukhs: Furuhad, Zangula, Ruhham and Barman, 6 columns, 12 lines of text; circular illegible seal on the left corner; the lower left-hand corner of the folio has been pasted together with several pieces taken from another part of the manuscript; verso: blank; one of a group of twelve folios. Border: The text and the paintings are set in red and black rulings mounted on cream-colored paperboard.

Calligrapher: Hasan ibn Muhammad ibn Ali ibn Husayni
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 29.4 cm (14 3/16 x 11 9/16 in)
Geography: Iran, Shiraz
Accession Number: S1986.115
Classification: Manuscript
Type: Detached manuscript folio
Source: Freer | Sackler

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