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Rostam Kills Div-e-Sepid

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India Anonymous,
Rostam Kills Div-e-Sepid, 18-19th c.
Paint on paper
8 1/2 x 4 3/4 in. (21.59 x 12.07 cm)


Object Type: Painting
Technique: Painting
Period: Mughal
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. Bruce A. Coats
Accession Number: 2012.14.4


Commentary
Rostam, a great hero, looked upon as the Hercules of Persia, among many other Dives [demons], dragons and enchanters, whom he destroys, kills a demon called Div-e-Sepid ["the White Demon"].

Richardson, John (1806) "A Dictionary, Persian, Arabic, and English, Vol. 1" (London, William Bulmer and Co. Cleveland Row, St. James's), lv.
http://books.google.com/books?id=1O9LAAAAcAAJ&pg=PP5&dq=dictionary,+persian,+arabic,+and+english+by+john+richardson,+esq.,+fsa&hl=en&sa=X&ei=ElHTUM3TIq-UigKS8ICoCg&ved=0CDkQ6AEwAQ

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paint on paper

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