Ilkhanid Illustration
Detail of Rustam pulls the Khaqan of Chin from his elephant by lasso.

from the 1341 Inju Shahnama, Shiraz


Rustam pulls the Khaqan of Chin from his elephant by lasso.
Source: (45) Museum of Fine arts, Boston

Firdawsi's Shahnama: Rustam pulls the Khaqan of Chin from his elephant by lasso
Persian
Inju period
1341
Patron Qivam al-Din Hasan of Shiraz, Copied by Hasan ibn Muhammad ibn 'Ali ibn Husain al-Mawsili (Persian, 1300 - 1400 Persian)
Object Place: Shiraz, Iran
Dimensions Overall: 36.9 x 29.4 cm (14 1/2 x 11 9/16 in.)
Accession Number: 20.1839
Medium or Technique: Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Credit Line: Denman Waldo Ross Collection
Museum of Fine arts, Boston



Referenced as figure 640 in The military technology of classical Islam by D Nicolle
640. Manuscript, 'Rustan captures the Khāqān, ' Shāhnāma, early 14th century AD, west Iranian, Museum of Fine Arts no. 20.1841, Boston.
Vol. 1, p146: Many of the warriors of the early Muslim world used weapons unknown, or at best rare, in medieval Europe. Some of these, like the lassoo, were of central Asian origin and only later, became widespread (Figs. 275, 436 and 640).


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