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Title:Rustam and the Dying Suhrab, illustrated folio from a manuscript of the Shahnama (Book of Kings) by Firdawsi
Date Made:16th century (Safavid Period, 1501–1732)
Materials:Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Place Made:Asia; Iran
Measurements:Mat: 19 1/4 in x 14 1/4 in; 48.895 cm x 36.195 cm; Sheet: 12 13/16 in x 8 1/16 in; 32.54375 cm x 20.47875 cm; Image: 8 5/16 in x 6 5/16 in; 21.11375 cm x 16.03375 cm
Narrative Inscription:  INSCRIPTION: verso, upp. l. (graphite): La moje; INSCRIPTION: verso, upp. l. (graphite): 14; INSCRIPTION: verso, upp. ctr. (graphite): [ill.]; LABEL: verso, upp. l.: 2 [ill.]
Accession Number:  MH 1966.3.A(c).PI
Credit Line:Purchase with the John Martyn Warbeke Fund

Rustam and Suhrab are to center of composition with their horses on either side of them; nine figures surround and watch them, one is mounted on horse; manuscript in top and bottom left-hand corners

families; horses; fighting

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