Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi; text: Persian in black naskh script; recto: illustration and text, Rustam lifts Afrasiyab from the saddle, 6 columns, and 30 lines; verso: text, Pishang's letter to Kay Qubad and his plea for reconciliation, 6 columns, 30 lines; one of a group of 7 folios. Patron: Qiwam al-Dawla wa'l-Din.
Border: The text and the painting are set in gold and red rulings on cream-colored paper.
Dikran G. Kelekian, Inc., New York to 1952 
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Dikran G. Kelekian, Inc. in 1952 
 See Freer Gallery or Art Purchase List after 1920, Collections Management Office.
 See note 1.
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