Bijan killing the wild boars of Irman, from a Shah-nama (Book of Kings) of Firdausi (Persian, about 934–1020), (recto)

Opaque watercolor, gold, and ink on paper | 20.3 x 12cm | c. 1610

Unknown Artist

This illustrated page from a Shah-nama depicts the first adventure of the hero Bijan, son of an Iranian knight. When reports arrived at the king's court of wild boars ravaging the borderlands between the enemy realms of Iran and Turan, Bijan voluntee...
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