After a seven‑year search for the future shah, the persistent Iranian knight Giv finally discovered the prince Kai Khusrau. Faithful to the story, the painting features an idyllic spring landscape, the remoteness of which is indicated by the barren hill in the background. The black pool next to Kai Khusrau and the stream flowing from it would have originally been silver, which has now tarnished.
Abu'l Qasim Firdausi (935–1020)
Made in Iran, Tabriz