Isfandiyar kills the mythical bird, the Simurgh

CULTURE:
Shiraz, Iran
DATE:
Ramadan 741 AH / February-March 1341
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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.