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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Indian
Title:Bahram Gur Slays Two Lions to Win the Throne of Iran, illustration from a dispersed manuscript of the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Firdawsi (940–ca. 1020–6)
Date Made:late 18th or early 19th century
Type:Painting
Materials:Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper
Place Made:India; probably Kashmir
Measurements:sight: 11 9/16 x 5 7/8 in.; 29.3688 x 14.9225 cm
Accession Number:  SC 1981.27.20
Credit Line:Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John Kenneth Galbraith (Catherine Atwater, class of 1934)
Museum Collection:  Smith College Museum of Art
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Description:
landscape with hills and trees in which a man in armor, holding a shield, slays a lion who lies bleeding on the ground

Tags:
exterior; landscapes; vegetation; men; costume; animals; deaths

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