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Bahram Gur Hunting with Azadeh
Folio from Ferdowsi's Book of Kings

Location

IRAN, probably SHIRAZ

Era

Safavid period (1501-1722/36)

Title

Bahram Gur Hunting with Azadeh
Folio from Ferdowsi's Book of Kings

Date

About 1550

Materials

Tempera

Dimensions

25.8 x 14.6 cm

Credits

Dr. and Mrs. Charles F. Martin Bequest, inv. Dr.1986(1956.Ea.1).111

Collection

Graphic Arts

This scene portrays the shah, who rides from left to right in pursuit of deer fleeing from him in pairs. He has just struck down a deer in front of him with an arrow. The shah is attended by two servants and a harpist on horseback.

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