Ilkhanid Illustration
Lahhak and Farshidward before Afrāsiyāb
[Lahhak and Farshidvard head back to Turan]

from the 1341 Inju Shahnama, Shiraz


A larger image of Lahhak and Farshidward before Afrāsiyāb. 1341 Shahnama - Inju Dynasty, Shiraz.


Folio from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi (d.1020); recto: Lahhak and Farshidward before Afrasiyab; 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: text, Turanian received news of the death of their heroes, six columns, 30 lines; verso: illustration "Lahhak and Farshiward before Afrasiyab" and text, The escape of Lahhak and Farshidward, six columns, 18 lines; one of a group of eleven folios. Patron: Qiwam al-Dawla wa'l-Din Inju. Border: The text and painting are set in red and black rulings on cream-colored paper.

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: 36.4 x 28.8 cm (14 5/16 x 11 5/16 in)
Geography: Iran, Shiraz
Accession Number: S1986.99
Classification: Manuscript
Type: Detached manuscript folio
Source: Freer | Sackler



Washington DC, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Title of Work: Shahnama (1341)
Manuscript: S1986.99-119
Accession Number: S86.0099
Chapter 13f - The Twelve Rukhs
Scene: Lahhak and Farshidvard head back to Turan
English Title: Lahhak and Farshidvard before Afrasiyab
Dimensions (h x w): 131 x 240 mm
Hijri Date: 741 Ramadan
Gregorian Date: 1341 March (to nearest hijri month)
School: Shiraz
Shahnama Project



The figure in yellow is referenced as figure 645A in The military technology of classical Islam by D Nicolle
645A. Manuscript, A - 'Lahak or Farishward,' Shāhnāmah, early 14th century AD, formerly Pozzi Coll., Paris (ex-Blo M).
See Khūd Helmets by David Nicolle, an extract from The military technology of classical Islam
and Nomad horse archery by David Nicolle, an extract from The military technology of classical Islam

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See also 645B. Manuscript, B - 'Warrior of Mazandaran,' Shāhnāmah, early 14th century AD, formerly Pozzi Coll., Paris (ex-Blo M).




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