An illustrated leaf from a manuscript of Asadi Tusi's Garshasp-Nama depicting Garshasp and his army fighting a sea battle with the son of Bhu, ruler of Sarandib (Ceylon) Qajar Persia, circa 1850
Lot 28
An illustrated leaf from a manuscript of Asadi Tusi's Garshasp-Nama depicting Garshasp and his army fighting a sea battle with the son of Bhu, ruler of Sarandib (Ceylon) Qajar Persia, circa 1850
Sold for £1,200 (US$ 2,039) inc. premium
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Lot Details
An illustrated leaf from a manuscript of Asadi Tusi's Garshasp-Nama depicting Garshasp and his army fighting a sea battle with the son of Bhu, ruler of Sarandib (Ceylon)
Qajar Persia, circa 1850
Persian manuscript on cream-coloured paper, text written in 6 columns of elegant nasta'liq script in black ink, intercolumnar gilt decoration, inner margins ruled in green, blue and gold, heading written in nasta'liq script in red on a gold ground within an illuminated panel, in mount, framed
text area 296 x 180 mm.

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    The Property of a Nobleman.

    The Garshasp-Nama was composed between 1064 and 1066 by Asadi Tusi, who died around the eighth decade of the 11th century. See J. Rypka, History of Iranian Literature, 1968, p. 164.

    The scene depicts the moment when Garshasp strikes the head of Bhu's son with his mace.
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