Three illustrated leaves from a Shahnama Provincial Persia, perhaps India, 17th Century(3)
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Afrasiyab, ruler of Turan, fighting Rustam; Tur defeated by Minuchihr; Kai Khusrau crossing the Oxus with Farangis and Giv: three illustrated leaves from a manuscript of Firdausi's Shahnama (Book of Kings) Provincial Persia, 17th Century(3)
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Afrasiyab, ruler of Turan, fighting Rustam; Tur defeated by Minuchihr; Kai Khusrau crossing the Oxus with Farangis and Giv: three illustrated leaves from a manuscript of Firdausi's Shahnama (Book of Kings)
Provincial Persia, 17th Century
Persian manuscript on cream-coloured paper, approximately 23 lines to the page written horizontally and diagonally in four columns of nasta'liq script in black ink, double intercolumnar rules in gold, inner margins ruled in colours and gold, catchwords in wide margins, headings written in nasta'liq script in red ink, some retouching, edges frayed
text area 225 x 135 mm.; leaf 326 x 212 mm.(3)
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