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Title: Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Firdausi  Artist: Mu'in Musavvir  Author: Abu'l Qasim Firdausi  Object Name: Illustrated manuscript  Date: ca. 1660s CE  Geography: Iran, Isfahan  Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, gold, and silver on paper  Classification: Codices

The Div Akvan carries Rustam to the Sea <br/>On a quest to find a div (demon) that had been killing the shah’s herds, Rustam grew tired and went to sleep in a meadow. The div, Akvan, spied him and lifted him with the mound of earth on which he lay

Shahnama (Book of Kings)

Shahnama (Book of Kings)

Shahnama (Book of Kings)

Shahnama (Book of Kings)

Shahnama (Book of Kings)

Shahnama (Book of Kings)

"The Combat of Rustam and Kafur", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings) Date: ca. 1330–40 Geography: Iran, probably Isfahan Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, gold, and silver on paper Dimensions: Page: 8 1/16 x 5 1/8 in. (20.4 x 13 cm) Painting: 1 13/16 x 4 1/4 in. (4.6 x 10.8 cm) Metropolitan Museum of Art 1974.290.14

"The Combat of Rustam and Kafur", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings)

"Kai Kavus Ascends to the Sky", Folio from the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp Artist: Painting attributed to Qadimi (active ca. 1525–65) Artist: Painting attributed to 'Abd al-'Aziz (active first half 16th century) Date: ca. 1525–30 Iran, Tabriz Dimensions: Painting: H. 11 3/16 in. (28.4 cm) W. 7 3/16 in. (18.3 cm) Page: H. 18 5/8 in. (47.3 cm) W. 12 9/16 in. (31.9 cm) Mat: H. 22 in. (55.9 cm) W. 16 in. (40.6 cm) Metropolitan Museum of Art 1970.301.21

"Kai Kavus Ascends to the Sky", Folio from the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp

Shahnama (Book of Kings)

Shahnama (Book of Kings)

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