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MSS 1030 279b
MSS 1030 279b

The combat of Rustam and Shangul

MSS 1030, folio 279

Tabriz, Iran

circa 1530

MSS 1030 279b
MSS 1030 279b
MSS 1030 279a

The combat of Rustam and Shangul

MSS 1030, folio 279

Tabriz, Iran

circa 1530

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.