Aug 6, 2015
Aug 6, 2015
Aug 6, 2015

Text of Rustam and Suhrab, from the Shah-nama of Firdausi (Persian, c. 934–1020) (verso)

Text of Rustam and Suhrab, from the Shah-nama of Firdausi (Persian, c. 934–1020) (verso)

c. 1610

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Ink on gold-sprinkled paper, double-sided: recto: text, verso: text

Page: 20.5 x 12.4 cm (8 1/16 x 4 7/8 in.); Text field: 13.3 x 6.8 cm (5 1/4 x 2 11/16 in.)

Gift in honor of Madeline Neves Clapp; Gift of Mrs. Henry White Cannon by exchange; Bequest of Louise T. Cooper; Leonard C. Hanna Jr. Fund; From the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection 2013.283.2.b



This page of text from the jewel-like copy of the Shah-nama made in the southern Indian city of Bijapur describes the events leading to Rustam’s accidental slaying of his own son Suhrab. The larger text in red is a chapter heading, which reads: “The single combat between Rustam and Suhrab once more.”

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