Firdawsi's "Shahnama": Bahram Gur Killing Two Lions
Object Place: Iran
Overall height x width: 12.7 x 15 cm (5 x 5 7/8 in.) Painting only: 11.6 x 14.5 cm (4 9/16 x 5 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Fragment of a page from a manuscript, with a painting of Bahram Gur killing two lions.
By 1912, Victor Goloubew (b. 1879 - d. 1945), Paris [see note 1]; 1914, sold by Goloubew through M. Meyer-Riefstahl to the MFA for $76,999.81 (total price for 14.532-700). (Accession Date: June 4, 1914)
 Victor Goloubew was born in Russia but lived in Paris by the time of this acquisition. He formed this collection of Persian and Indian miniature paintings and exhibited it at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris from 1912 to 1914 (Paull, Florence Virginia. "The Goloubew Collection of Persian and Indian Paintings." Museum of Fine Arts Bulletin. Vol. XIII. No. 74. (February 1915) 1-16).
Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912 and Picture Fund