By Nancy Mattoon   A Hero Fights A Demon.  An Image From The Shahnameh ,  Or Persian Book Of Kings.  (All Images Courtesy of The Fitzwilliam...

By Nancy Mattoon A Hero Fights A Demon. An Image From The Shahnameh , Or Persian Book Of Kings. (All Images Courtesy of The Fitzwilliam...

Persian flanged maces being used in battle, "Rustam Seizes Afrasiyab by the Girdle and Lifts him from the Saddle", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings) Author: Abu'l Qasim Firdausi (935–1020). Folio from an illustrated manuscript Date: ca. 1430–40, India, Met Museum.

Persian flanged maces being used in battle, "Rustam Seizes Afrasiyab by the Girdle and Lifts him from the Saddle", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings) Author: Abu'l Qasim Firdausi (935–1020). Folio from an illustrated manuscript Date: ca. 1430–40, India, Met Museum.

The Besotted Iranian Camp Attacked by Night. ca. 1525–30. Safavid Persia, Tabriz. Detail. Opaque watercolor, ink, silver, gold on paper

The Besotted Iranian Camp Attacked by Night. ca. 1525–30. Safavid Persia, Tabriz. Detail. Opaque watercolor, ink, silver, gold on paper

Bahram Gur wins the crown, from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi A.H. 924/ 1518 A.D. Safavid period  Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper H: 17.0 W: 9.1 cm  Shiraz, Iran  Purchase--Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler S1986.58.1

Bahram Gur wins the crown, from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi A.H. 924/ 1518 A.D. Safavid period Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper H: 17.0 W: 9.1 cm Shiraz, Iran Purchase--Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler S1986.58.1

Isfandiyar Attacks the Simurgh from an Armored Vehicle, page from a Manuscript of the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Firdawsi | LACMA Collection Iran, Shiraz, c. 1485-95 Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper

Isfandiyar Attacks the Simurgh from an Armored Vehicle, page from a Manuscript of the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Firdawsi | LACMA Collection Iran, Shiraz, c. 1485-95 Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper

The following is when people are asking Rostam, the most celebrated mythical hero of Iran, to save Iran—From the book of Kings, Shahnameh (composed by Ferdowsi between 980-1010 AD)

The following is when people are asking Rostam, the most celebrated mythical hero of Iran, to save Iran—From the book of Kings, Shahnameh (composed by Ferdowsi between 980-1010 AD)

Bahram Gur's Combat with the Dragon, from the Shah-nama or Book of Kings - Shiraz, 1370

Bahram Gur's Combat with the Dragon, from the Shah-nama or Book of Kings - Shiraz, 1370

Battleground of Timur and Egyptian King by Kamal ad-din Behzad (ca. 1515). Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran.   # Pin++ for Pinterest #

Battleground of Timur and Egyptian King by Kamal ad-din Behzad (ca. 1515). Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran. # Pin++ for Pinterest #

BOOK OF KINGS (SHAHNAMA) | by persian.painting

BOOK OF KINGS (SHAHNAMA) | by persian.painting

The Shahnama of Shah Tahmasp: The Persian Book of Kings - Met Publications - Books & Media - The Met Store

The Shahnama of Shah Tahmasp: The Persian Book of Kings

The Shahnama of Shah Tahmasp: The Persian Book of Kings - Met Publications - Books & Media - The Met Store

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