Isfandiyar kills the mythical bird, the Simurgh (from the Shahnama)

DATE:
finished in Dhu’l-Qa‘dah, AH 741/May 1341
MATERIAL AND TECHNIQUE:
Ink, colors, and gold on paper
CLASSIFICATION:
Detached Folio
DIMENSIONS:
Sheet dimensions: 14 1/8 × 11 3/4 in. (35.88 × 29.85 cm)
DEPARTMENT:
The Keir Collection of Islamic Art
LOCATION:
Not On View
CREDIT LINE:
The Keir Collection of Islamic Art on loan to the Dallas Museum of Art
OBJECT NUMBER:
K.1.2014.7

General Description

Keir catalogue number III.006 From a dispersed copy of the Shahnama (Book of Kings) dedicated to the chief vizier of Fars, Hajji Qawam al-Dawla wa’l-Din Hasan and copied by the calligrapher from Mosul, Iraq, Hasan ibn Muhammad ibn ‘Ali ibn Husain al-Mawsili. Finished in Ramadan 741 AH / February-March 1341. In this case, an illustration has been added to an unrelated piece of text, probably by a dealer for the art market.