Isfandiyar's Funeral Procession: From the Great Mongol Shahnama (Book of Kings), 1330s Iran, probably Tabriz Ink, colors, and gold on paper 8 5/8 x 11 3/8 in. (22 x 29 cm) Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1933 (33.70)

Isfandiyar's Funeral Procession: From the Great Mongol Shahnama (Book of Kings), Iran, probably Tabriz Ink, colors, and gold on paper; x 29 cm) The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Arts of the Islamic World | Folio from a Divan (collected poems) by Hafiz (d. 1390); recto: Sufi dance; verso: text, Poem of God's me...

verso: text, Poem of God's mercy for the lover's heart, and poem of the beloved who is the breath of faith 1523 Muhammad Qutbshah Safavid period

Rashid al-Din, Jami’ al-Tawarikh (‘Compendium of Histories’)  Il-Khanid: Tabriz, 1314 Opaque watercolour, ink, gold and silver on paper Edinburgh University Library, MS. Or. 20, fol. 6

Rashid al-Din, Jami’ al-Tawarikh (‘Compendium of Histories’) Il-Khanid: Tabriz, 1314

"Rustam Lassos Rakhsh", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Firdausi Date: ca. 1330–40 Geography: Iran, probably Isfahan Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, gold, and silver on paper Dimensions: Painting: H. 1 11/16 in. (4.3 cm) W. 4 3/16 in. (10.6 cm) Page: H. 8 in. (20.3 cm) W. 5 1/8 in. (13 cm) Mat: H. 19 1/4 in. (48.9 cm) W. 14 1/4 in. (36.2 cm) Metropolitan Museum of Art 1974.290.6

"Rustam Lassos Rakhsh", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Firdausi Author: Abu'l Qasim Firdausi Object Name: Folio from an illustrated manuscript Date: ca. Geography: Iran, probably Isfahan Culture: Islamic

illustrated copy of the collection of poems (Dīvān) by Shams al-Dīn Muḥammad Ḥāfiz al-Shīrāzī who flourished in the 7th AH / 14th CE century. The present copy, containing four miniatures, was penned in an elegant nastaʿlīq hand in 946 AH / 1539 CE.

illustrated copy of the collection of poems (Dīvān) by Shams al-Dīn Muḥammad Ḥāfiz al-Shīrāzī who flourished in the AH / CE century. The present copy, containing four miniatures, was penned in an elegant nastaʿlīq hand in 946 AH / 1539 CE.

Lohrasp enthroned with scribes in attendance Rashid al-Din, Jami’ al-Tawarikh  Il-Khanid: Tabriz, 1314  Like No. 9, this image depicts Key Khosrow’s successor, Lohrasp, enthroned. Here we see figures characteristic of the Il-Khanid court: young attendants wear split-brimmed Mongol caps with their hair in bunches, while old, bearded figures with aquiline profiles have turbans and long written scrolls and pen-boxes.  They are Persian bureaucrats, indispensable to the running of the empire.

The Jami‛ al-Tawarikh by Rashid al-Din, Ilkhanid Persia, Lohrasp enthroned with scribes in attendance.

The dying Rostam shoots Shaghad Rashid al-Din, Jami’ al-Tawarikh Il-Khanid: Tabriz, 1314  This is one of the earliest Shahnameh illustrations that are precisely datable.

The dying Rostam shoots Shaghad Rashid al-Din, Jami’ al-Tawarikh Il-Khanid: Tabriz, 1314 This is one of the earliest Shahnameh illustrations that are precisely datable.

Nushirvan Eating Food Brought by the Sons of Mahbud: Folio from the Shahnama (Book of Kings), Ilkhanid period (1206–1353), 1330s Iran, Tabriz Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper; page: H. 20 3/4 in. (52.7 cm), W. 15 1/8 in. (38.4 cm)

"Nushirvan Eating Food Brought by the Sons of Mahbud", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings)

Nushirvan Eating Food Brought by the Sons of Mahbud: Folio from the Shahnama (Book of Kings) [Iran]

"Rustam Lassos Rakhsh", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Firdausi Author: Abu'l Qasim Firdausi (935–1020) Object Name: Folio from an illustrated manuscript Date: ca. 1330–40 Geography: Iran, probably Isfahan Culture: Islamic

"Rustam Lassos Rakhsh", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Firdausi Author: Abu'l Qasim Firdausi Object Name: Folio from an illustrated manuscript Date: ca. Geography: Iran, probably Isfahan Culture: Islamic

"Zal delivers Sam's letter to Manuchihr", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Firdausi Date: ca. 1330–40 Geography: Iran, probably Isfahan Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, gold, and silver on paper Dimensions: Painting: H. 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm) W. 4 5/16 in. (11 cm) Page: H. 8 in. (20.3 cm) W. 5 3/16 in. (13.2 cm) Mat: H. 19 1/4 in. (48.9 cm) W. 14 1/4 in. (36.2 cm) Metropolitan Museum of Art 1974.290.3

"Zal delivers Sam's letter to Manuchihr", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Firdausi Author: Abu'l Qasim Firdausi Object Name: Folio from an illustrated manuscript Date: ca. Geography: Iran, probably Isfahan

"Gustaham Kills Lahhak and Farshidvard", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings) Author: Abu'l Qasim Firdausi (935–1020) Object Name: Folio from an illustrated manuscript Date: ca. 1300–30 Geography: Northwestern Iran or Baghdad

"Gustaham Kills Lahhak and Farshidvard", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings) Author: Abu'l Qasim Firdausi Object Name: Folio from an illustrated manuscript Date: ca. Geography: Northwestern Iran or Baghdad

"Kai Khusrau Enthroned Holding a Sword", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings) Abu'l Qasim Firdausi (935–1020) Object Name: Folio from an illustrated manuscript Date: ca. 1300–30 Geography: Iran or Iraq Culture: Islamic Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper Dimensions: Text block: 6 1/8 x 4 13/16 in. (15.5 x 12.3 cm) Painting: 2 3/8 x 4 11/16 in. (6.1 x 11.9 cm) Classification: Codices

"Kai Khusrau Enthroned Holding a Sword", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings) iran ou irak

Tahmineh comes to Rostam Ferdowsi, Shahnameh  Inju: Shiraz, manuscript commissioned March 1341 Patron:  Qavam al-Dowleh w’al-Din Hasan, vizier to the governor of Fars Scribe: Hasan b. Mohammad b. ‘Ali Hoseyni al-Mowsili  As in No. 18, Rostam is approached by Tahmineh, the daughter of the King of Samagan in whose castle the hero is spending the night. Tahmineh, presumably the lady on the right (the other lady is her attendant), is a determined figure.

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"Bahram Gur Entertained by the Daughters of Barzin", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings) Author: Abu'l Qasim Firdausi (935–1020) Object Name: Folio from an illustrated manuscript Date: 1300–1330 Geography: Northwestern Iran or Baghdad Culture: Islamic

"Bahram Gur Entertained by the Daughters of Barzin", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings) Author: Abu'l Qasim Firdausi Object Name: Folio from an illustrated manuscript Date: Geography: Northwestern Iran or Baghdad Culture: Islamic

"Zal delivers Sam's letter to Manuchihr", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Firdausi Author: Abu'l Qasim Firdausi (935–1020) Object Name: Folio from an illustrated manuscript Date: ca. 1330–40 Geography: Iran, probably Isfahan

"Zal delivers Sam's letter to Manuchihr", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Firdausi Author: Abu'l Qasim Firdausi Object Name: Folio from an illustrated manuscript Date: ca. Geography: Iran, probably Isfahan

Eskandar (Alexander the Great) enters the Land of Darkness Rashid al-Din, Jami’ al-Tawarikh  Il-Khanid: Tabriz, 1314  Eskandar, or Alexander the Great, went into the Land of Darkness to seek the Water of Life, but failed to find it. Here, he sends his horse forward into the swirling darkness. His followers look anxious and even two of the horses stare at each other, uncertain of what they are about to encounter.

Eskandar (Alexander the Great) enters the Land of Darkness, Rashid al-Din Fazl-Allah, Jami al-Tavarikh, Iran, 1314 (Edinburgh University Library)

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