ink, gold and opaque watercolour on paper; margins heavily sprinkled with gold
text copied in a superior nasta‘liq script, with 22 lines to the page, arranged in 4 columns, two to a couplet; heading in riqa‘
47.4 x 32.1cm (folio); 27 x 16.9cm (written surface, recto); 29.6 x 25.9cm (illustration, verso)
Rustam aproaches Shangul and spears him, lifting him off his horse. He then turns him upside-down and crashes him head-first to the ground.
[For the Shahnamah of Shah Tahmasp, see MSS 1030]
J.M. Rogers, The Arts of Islam. Masterpieces from the Khalili Collection, London 2010, cat.306, p.267.