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Sa'd-i Vaqqas kills Rustam
 
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London, The British Library (in index)
 
I.O.Islamic 3265 (in index)
 
50 - Yazdagird (16 years)
 
Sa'd-i Vaqqas kills Rustam
 
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Details
Manuscript:
I.O.Islamic 3265
Scene:
Sa'd-i Vaqqas kills Rustam
Dimensions (h x w):
300 x 190 mm
Format:
Stepped into the margins
Hijri Date:
1022 Dhu'l-Hijja
Gregorian Date:
1614 January (to nearest hijri month)
School:
Astarabad
Last updated by:
charles
Date last updated:
0000-00-00 00:00:00
Record Status:
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Public Notes
The iconography of this battle scene is a little confusing; the combat between Sa'd ibn Waqqas and Rustam, both on foot, as in the text, is taking place in the bottom left register of the picture, and Rustam is being dealt a mortal blow. The identity of the two royal horsemen in the upper register is uncertain. Probably, the painting depicts the action serially, with the first encounter of the opposing forces at the top, with their respective generals, and the denoiuement at the bottom.

The first line is not found in Mohl's edition. (Ch.M.).


Editions
Mohl Bertel's Khaleghi- Motlagh Dabir-Siyaqi
Chapter Yazdagird (16 years) Yazdagird (962)
First Line
Break Line Before 265
Break Line After 266
Last Line 285
 
References
Dating Ref:
Colophon Extracted from the colophon of the work.
Style Ref:
Robinson, B.W. Persian paintings in the India Office Library. A descriptive catalogue. Sotheby Parke Bernet. London. UK.