Rustam Rescues Bizhan from the Dungeon, Leaf from a Dispersed Shah-nama Series
Opaque watercolors, silver, and gold on paper
late 16th century
Mughal Period (possibly)
sheet: 12 x 7 3/4 in. (30.5 x 19.7 cm)
image: 6 1/2 x 5 5/8 in. (16.5 x 14.3 cm) (show scale)
Inscriptions in Persian in nasta'liq script. Red subtitle on the obverse reads: "Rustam recues Bizhan son of Giv from Akvan the Div's pit." A red subtitle on the reverse reads: "The Difficulty of Rescuing Bizhan from the pit"
The text refers to the episode when King Afrasiyab casts Bizhan into a pit (M. Ekhtiar)
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Gift of Dr. Bertram H. Schaffner
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Indian. Rustam Rescues Bizhan from the Dungeon, Leaf from a Dispersed Shah-nama Series, late 16th century. Opaque watercolors, silver, and gold on paper, sheet: 12 x 7 3/4 in. (30.5 x 19.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Dr. Bertram H. Schaffner, 84.267.2 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 84.267.2_IMLS_SL2.jpg)
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