A Shahnama leaf Persia, 14th Century(2)
Lot 8
Farud, son of Siyavush, in battle, an illustrated leaf from a manuscript of Firdausi's Shahnama Persia, early 16th Century(3)
Sold for £1,080 (US$ 1,848) inc. premium
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Farud, son of Siyavush, in battle, an illustrated leaf from a manuscript of Firdausi's Shahnama
Persia, early 16th Century
Persian manuscript on paper, 25 lines to the page written in four columns of elegant nasta'liq script in black ink, double intercolumnar rules in gold, inner margins ruled in colours and gold, faces slightly rubbed, some flaking, tears mostly restricted to inner margin, repaired with adhesive tape, in mount, 310 x 197 mm.; and an illustrated leaf from Firdausi's Shahnama depicting the second battle between Rustam and Isfandiyar, Persia, early 14th Century and later, Persian manuscript on paper, 34 lines to the page written in 6 columns of naskhi script, double intercolumnar rules in red, inner margins ruled in red, miniature repainted in an archaistic style, edges frayed and crudely repaired, 365 x 270 mm.; and a murder scene, guards asleep, an illustrated leaf from a manuscript of Persian poetry, Isfahan, late 17th Century, text written in four columns of nasta'liq script, laid down on board, trimmed, creased
280 x 185 mm.(3)
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