The Children of Martin Anton Heckscher: Johann Gustav Wilhelm Moritz (1797–1865), Carl Martin Adolph (1796–1850), and Leopold (born 1792) Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein (German, Haina 1751–1829 Eutin) Date: 1805
Abu'l Qasim Firdausi (935–1020). "The Feast of Sada", Folio from the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp, ca. 1525. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Arthur A. Houghton Jr., 1970 (1970.301.2) | One day, Hushang spied a dragon lurking behind the rocks. He hurled a stone at it, which missed the monster but hit a larger rock, causing sparks to fly. Realizing the significance of this phenomenon, Hushang built a large fire and held a feast to celebrate its discovery.