"Bahram Gur Exhibiting his Prowess in Wrestling at the Court of Shangul, King of India", Folio from the First Small Shahnama (Book of Kings), Abu'l Qasim Firdausi (935–1020), Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper

"Bahram Gur Exhibiting his Prowess in Wrestling at the Court of Shangul, King of India", Folio from the First Small Shahnama (Book of Kings)

Author:
Abu'l Qasim Firdausi (935–1020)
Object Name:
Folio from an illustrated manuscript
Date:
ca. 1300–30
Geography:
Made in Iran or Iraq
Medium:
Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Dimensions:
Text block: 6 1/8 x 4 13/16 in. (15.6 x 12.3 cm)
Painting: 2 5/16 in. (5.9 cm)
Classification:
Codices
Credit Line:
Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1934
Accession Number:
34.24.6
Not on view
[ Heeramaneck Galleries, New York, until 1934; sold to MMA]
Dimand, Maurice S. Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin vol. 29 (1934). pp. 58-60.

Simpson, Marianna. "The Illustration of an Epic: The Earliest Shahnama Manuscripts." PhD diss., Garland Publishing, Inc., 1979.