“Rustam Lassoes the Khaqan (Ruler) of China,” Page from an Illustrated Manuscript of the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Firdawsi (d. 1020)
Arts of the Islamic World
On View: Arts of the Islamic World, 2nd floor
Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
late 15th-early 16th century
Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc.
Prior to 1963, provenance not yet documented; by 1963, acquired by Ernest Erickson of New York; December 16, 1986, gift of Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc. to the Brooklyn Museum.
“Rustam Lassoes the Khaqan (Ruler) of China,” Page from an Illustrated Manuscript of the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Firdawsi (d. 1020), late 15th-early 16th century. Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper, 9 1/2 x 5 7/16in. (24.1 x 13.8cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc., 86.227.175 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 86.227.175_IMLS_PS3.jpg)
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