Iran (probably Isfahan)
Ink, colors, and gold on paper
8.09 x 5.28 in. (20.6 x 13.4 cm)
Bequest of Monroe C. Gutman, 1974 (1974.290.26)
The painting, showing Isfandiyar about to kill a dragon with bow and arrow in a conventional man-against-beast pose, depicts the last part of this episode in which the hero first weakens the animal with swords sticking out of a carriage he had built. It is a true fusion of influences: the mountain peaks and red background point to Injuid painting, while the composition and twisted body of the dragon owe much to Ilkhanid models.