Two folios from a manuscript of Firdausi's Shahnama depicting Rustam comforting Suhrab and the Simur
Lot 9
Two folios from a manuscript of Firdausi's Shahnama depicting Rustam fighting Suhrab for the first time, and Zal discovered by Sam on Mount Alburz Persia, Isfahan, late 17th Century(4)
Sold for £2,280 (US$ 3,567) inc. premium

Lot Details
Two folios from a manuscript of Firdausi's Shahnama depicting Rustam fighting Suhrab for the first time, and Zal discovered by Sam on Mount Alburz
Persia, Isfahan, late 17th Century
Persian manuscript on paper, text written in four columns of nasta'liq script in black ink, interlinear gilt decoration, outer borders richly decorated with animals and birds in their natural habitat in gold, some defects, in mounts, miniature 265 x 140 mm., page 410 x 270 mm.; and two other illustrated leaves from manuscripts of Persian poetry, Persia, 17th Century and later
(4)

Footnotes

  • The third and fourth leaves depict Sultan Sanjar and the old woman, from Nizami's Khamsa, painted over a text of Firdausi's Shahnama; and Mahan spending the night with the queen of fairies, from Nizami's Khamsa (The Book of Haft Paykar).
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