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"Isfandiyar's Third Course: He Slays a Dragon", Folio from the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp

Author: Abu'l Qasim Firdausi
(935–1020)

Artist: Painting attributed to Qasim ibn 'Ali (active ca. 1525–60)
Object Name: Folio from an illustrated manuscript
Date: ca. 1530
Geography: Iran, Tabriz
Culture: Islamic
Medium: Opaque watercolor, ink, silver, and gold on paper
Dimensions: Painting: H. 11 in. (27.9 cm) W. 10 5/16 in. (26.2 cm) Page: H. 18 5/8 in. (47.3 cm) W. 12 1/2 in. (31.8 cm) Mat: H. 22 in. (55.9 cm) W. 16 in. (40.6 cm) Mat: H. 22 in. (55.9 cm) W. 16 in. (40.6 cm)
Classification: Codices
Credit Line: Gift of Arthur A. Houghton Jr., 1970
Accession Number: 1970.301.51

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