Isfandiyar’s Fifth Trial: He Slays the Simurgh

AD 1695 (AH 1107)

Chester Beatty

Chester Beatty
Dublin, Ireland

According to Firdawsi, so strong is the Simurgh that she can carry off an elephant in her talons and so magnificent that when she flies through the sky the sun is put to shame. Here, the magnificent Simurgh is about to be slain by Prince Isfandiyar, Rustam’s nemesis.

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  • Title: Isfandiyar’s Fifth Trial: He Slays the Simurgh
  • Date Created: AD 1695 (AH 1107)
  • Physical Location: Dublin, Ireland
  • Location Created: Kangra, India
  • Original Source: Chester Beatty Library
  • Rights: © Trustees of the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin
  • Collection Number: CBL In 36.263 a
  • Additional Description: Shahnama(Book of Kings)