The Prophet Muhammad Overcomes Rukana ibn Abd Yezid, from a dispersed Assembly of Histories (Majma’ \r\nal-Tawarikh) manuscript Artist: Unknown

ca. 1425

Asian Art

Wearing a green robe and white turban, and with a flaming halo, the prophet Muhammad kneels on the body of Rukana ibn Abd Yazid, a famous wrestler whom he felled three times before the latter agreed to convert to Islam.


Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper


sheet: 16 15/16 × 13 1/4 in. (43 × 33.7 cm)
image: 13 1/4 × 9 1/16 in. (33.6 × 23 cm)
other (Painting): 5 5/16 × 8 11/16 in. (13.5 × 22.1 cm)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Wilson P. Foss, Jr.

Accession Number



Timurid dynasty (1370–1507)


Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of records is ongoing.

  • Reza Mohamad Ghiasian, "The “Historical Style” of Painting for Shahrukh and Its Revival in the Dispersed Manuscript of Majma? al-Tawarikh," Iranian Studies 48 no. 6 (2015), 873
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Object/Work type

histories (visual works), manuscript

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