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  • Gushtasp Slays the Rhino–Wolf: From the Gutman Shahnama (Book of Kings), ca. 1330–40
    Iran (probably Isfahan)
    Ink, colors, and gold on paper; 8.06 x 5.31 in. (20.5 x 13.5 cm)
    Bequest of Monroe C. Gutman, 1974 (1974.290.23v)

    Gushtasp volunteered to go to the forest to slay a horned wolf as large as an elephant. The hero's steed was ripped apart by the monster's horn, and Gushtasp, on foot, dispatched the rhino-wolf with his sword. The prominent mountainous setting has a close parallel in the frontispiece of a poetic anthology compiled in Isfahan and in the painting style of southern Iran.

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  • Gushtasp Slays the Rhino-Wolf: From the Gutman Shahnama (Book of Kings), ca. 1330–40
    Iran (probably Isfahan)
    Ink, colors, and gold on paper; 8.06 x 5.31 in. (20.5 x 13.5 cm)
    Bequest of Monroe C. Gutman, 1974 (1974.290.23v)

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