Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Shah Khusrau sends Rustam to India
Illustration to the Shahnameh by Mu’in Musawwir

Isfahan, Iran
Gouache on paper
H: 28.7; W: 14.3 cm
Bequest of Yuhanna Dawud, London
Accession number: B69.0626
Rustam offered to lead a military campaign into India in order to recapture provinces taken by the Turanians. The Shah accepted Rustam’s proposal and sent him off to India to lead the forces.

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