Detached folio from a dispersed copy of the Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi; Shahru identifies Burzu as Rustam's grandson during the final combat between Rustam and Burzu; one of a group of three folios. The painting is mounted on to a board.
Arthur Sambon (1867-1947), Paris, France. 
Léonce Rosenberg (1879-1947), Paris, France. 
From 1913 to 1942
Henri Vever (1854-1942), Paris and Noyers, France, purchased from Léonce Rosenberg on May 26, 1913. 
From 1942 to 1986
Family member, Paris and Boulogne, France, by inheritance from Henri Vever, Paris and Noyers, France. 
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, purchased from a family member, Paris and Boulogne, France. 
 See Susan Nemazee, "Appendix 7: Chart of Recent Provenance" in An Annotated and Illustrated Checklist of the Vever Collection, Glenn D. Lowry et al (Washington, DC: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 1988), p. 404.
 See note 1.
 See Glen D. Lowry and Susan Nemazee, "Appendix 2: Ledger of Acquisitions, 1894 and 1907-17" in A Jeweler’s Eye: Islamic Arts of the Book from the Vever Collection (Washington, DC: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 1988), p. 233.
 See the Agreement for the Purchase and Sale of the Henri Vever Collection of January 9, 1986, Collections Management Office.