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Rustam shooting at Shagad. Firdawsi. Shah-nama.MS IOS AS Uzbek SSR, 3463, f.315. 1664. Bukhara
RUSTAM SHOOTING AT SHAGAD, Firdawsi. Shah-nama


This is the last story about Rustam. Rustam defeated Isfendiar but the hero was doomed to die. Shah invited Rustem for hunting in step where he wanted to kill the hero. Rustam got in the pit with spears but in the last minute before his death Rustam shot from his bow and killed the enemie.
In Firdawsi s text this scene is in step, but the author changes the place to the mountains he loves much more. In this miniature there is no tragedy of the last minute of life, but the triumph of the hero.