Ilkhanid Illustration
Chapter 10 - Garshasp (9 years)
Zal tells Rustam to prepare for war against the Turanians

from the 1341 Inju Shahnama, Shiraz


A larger image of Zal tells Rustam to prepare for war against the Turanians. 1341 Shahnama - Inju Dynasty, Shiraz.


Object type: painting, manuscript
Museum number: 1925,0220,0.1
Description: Rustam and Zal; single manuscript page mounted on detached album folio. From the Shahnama of Firdawsi. Zal makes Rustam a paladin, surrounded by courtiers. Title written directly above the image, with six columns of text above and below illustration.
Ink and opaque watercolour on paper.
School/style: Persian
Culture/period: Persian
Date: 1330-1340 (circa)
Production place: Shiraz, Fars province, South Iran
Materials: paper
Technique: painted
Dimensions: Height: 36.1 centimetres (sheet) Width: 28.5 centimetres (sheet) Height: 12.1 centimetres (image) Width: 24 centimetres (image)
Associated names: Illustration of: Shahnameh
Purchased from: Georges Tabbagh
Acquisition date: 1925
Source: British Museum



Title of Work: Shahnama (1341)
Manuscript: Qavam al-Din
Accession Number: 1925-2-20-01, verso
Chapter 10 - Garshasp (9 years)
Scene: Zal tells Rustam to prepare for war against the Turanians
Format: Stepped within borders
Reconstructed Folio: 035v
Hijri Date: 741 Dhu'l-Qa'da 20
Gregorian Date: 1341 May 14
School: Shiraz
Public Notes: The gap between the break-lines indicates that the painting has been pasted over the text.
Source: Shahnama Project


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