Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Rustam captures Kamus and executes him
Illustration to the Shahnameh

Isfahan, Iran
ca. 1640
Gouache on paper
H: 24.5; W: 14 cm
Bequest of Yuhanna Dawud, London
Accession number: B69.0583
Kamus was a chieftain in the army of Afrasiyab, king of Turan. Rustam challenged him, took him prisoner, and slew him, and the defeated Turanian army was forced to retreat. Rustam returned to Iran and received a hero’s welcome.

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir