Gurgin Fights with Andariman, from the Shahnama of FirdausiArtist(s)IranianArtist NationalityIranianObject Creation Datecirca 1460Medium & Supportink, opaque watercolor, and gold leaf on paperDimensions
10 1/2 in. x 7 in. ( 26.7 cm x 17.8 cm )Subject matter
Gurgin Fights with Andariman
Gurgin...went out to fight
Andariman, one of the Turkman host.
Experienced both and veteran they went
And chose a battlefield
...Gurgin shot at Andariman a shaft
That pinned the Ruman helmet to his head,
And as a cavalier reeled with the smart,
Gurgin shot yet another, pierced his side,
And brought the blood-drops from his eyes with anguish.
Gurgin gat down like wind, took his foe's head,
And strapped it to the saddle. Having mounted
He led the Turkman's charger, and then scaled
In haste the hill, his bow slung on his arm...
Thus returned triumphantly
He set the heart-illuming flag on high. Physical Description
Timurid miniature from the Shiraz and Timurid schools, ca. 1460. The painting is done in ink, opaque watercolor and gold leaf on paper. The scene depicts Gurgin Fights with Andariman
from the Shahnama of Firdausi, the Persian book of kings. Primary Object ClassificationPaintingCollection AreaWesternRights
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Iranian Islamic painting styles after the Mongols
Iranian Islamic styles after the Mongols
Timurid painting styles
watercolor painting (technique)