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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Persian, Safavid Provincial
Title:Rustam battles Afrasiyab, illustrated folio from a manuscript of the Shahnama by Firdawsi
Date Made:17th century
Type:Painting; Drawing
Materials:Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Place Made:Persia
Measurements:Mat: 19 3/16 in x 14 1/4 in; 48.7 cm x 36.2 cm; Sheet: 11 5/16 in x 6 5/8 in; 28.7 cm x 16.8 cm; Image: 11 1/8 in x 6 3/8 in; 28.3 cm x 16.2 cm
Accession Number:  MH 1966.5.A(c).PI
Credit Line:Purchase with the Warbeke Art Museum Fund
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
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Description:
upper part of composition=manuscript divided into four vertical columns
lower part of composition=painting of armored man sitting on horse in a river upholding another man with left arm; he is armed with bow and arrow; on the river bank, five other male figures watch and point to the two men (some are standing and some are on horses)

Tags:
fighting; people; horses

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