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"Rustam Fights the Dragon (Rustam's Third Course)", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings)

Abu'l Qasim Firdausi (935–1020) Made in Iran, probably Isfahan

"Isfandiyar's Fourth Course: He Slays a Sorceress", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Firdausi

Depictions of the encounter of Isfandiyar and the sorceress customarily show the witch in her true form - as a hideous hag - rather than in the guise of a beautiful maiden as she first appears. In this idyllic... more

"Isfandiyar's Fifth Course: He Slays the Simurgh", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings)

The Simurgh in this miniature is not the benevolent guardian of the family of Zal and Rustam, but is based on the tradition of the Rukh - a creature of great strength and ferocity. This Simurgh is not yet full... more

"Isfandiyar's Third Course: He Slays a Dragon", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings)

The painting, showing Isfandiyar about to kill a dragon with bow and arrow in a conventional man-against-beast pose, depicts the last part of this episode in which the hero first weakens the animal with swords ... more

"Isfandiyar's Second Course: He Slays the Lions", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings)

The story of Isfandiyar's encounter with the lions is less frequently depicted than most of the other six dangerous "courses". This absence of a strong illustrative tradition allowed the artist more freedom in ... more

"Rustam's Fourth Course, He Cleaves a Witch", Folio 120v from the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp

The hero Rustam underwent seven tests of valor on his way to rescue Shah Kai Kavus. The artist has illustrated the climax of Rustam’s fourth course when the beautiful maiden who had beguiled him turned back int... more

"Isfandiyar's Sixth Course: He Comes Through the Snow", Folio 438r from the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp

After three days and nights of ceaseless snow and terrible cold, everyone in Isfandiyar’s army turned to prayer. Instantly the clouds blew away, and they gave thanks to God. Here, Isfandiyar’s followers prepare... more

"Isfandiyar's Fourth Course: He Slays a Sorceress", Folio 435v from the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp

The hero Isfandiyar performs a series of feats, or "courses," parallel to those of Rustam. In this scene, Isfandiyar has slain a sorceress, who lies bleeding in the foreground next to a mountain stream whose on... more

"Isfandiyar's Third Course: He Slays a Dragon", Folio 434v from the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp

This dramatic image illustrates the third of seven challenges, or courses, that Prince Isfandiyar underwent en route to freeing his sisters from captivity in Turan. Learning that he would encounter a dragon on ... more

Plate 30 from "Course des Tetes et Bagues"

François Chauveau (French, Paris 1613–1676 Paris)

"Rustam's Seventh Course: He Kills the White Div", Folio from a Shahnama (Book of Kings)

Abu'l Qasim Firdausi (935–1020) Attributed to Iran, Isfahan

Two second course dishes

David Clayton (British, active 1689)

Set of six miniature second course dishes

David Clayton (British, active 1689)

Set of four miniature second course dishes

David Clayton (British, active 1689)

Between Heats, or The Course

Thomas Rowlandson (British, London 1757–1827 London)

Running out of the Course

Thomas Rowlandson (British, London 1757–1827 London)