An illustrated leaf from a dispersed manuscript of Firdausi's Shahnama, depicting Gushtasp killing the rhinoceros, attributed to Mu'in Musavvir
Isfahan, circa 1667
Persian manuscript on paper, 30 lines to the page written in four columns of nasta'liq script in black ink, double intercolumnar rules in gold, inner margins ruled in blue, red and gold, heading written in nasta'liq in red ink, one tear crudely repaired, corners rather thumbed, one hole and some flaking to painted surface
leaf 357 x 225 mm.; text area 250 x 140 mm.