Two illustrated leaves from a manuscript of Firdausi's Shahnama (The Book of Kings): Manuchihr in battle killing Tur [?]; Kay Khusrau celebrating with a bowl of wine in a landscape Persia, Isfahan, mid-17th Century (3)
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Two illustrated leaves from a manuscript of Firdausi's Shahnama (The Book of Kings): Manuchihr in battle killing Tur [?]; Kay Khusrau celebrating with a bowl of wine in a landscape Persia, Isfahan, mid-17th Century (3)
£400 - 600
US$ 670 - 1,000
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Two illustrated leaves from a manuscript of Firdausi's Shahnama (The Book of Kings): Manuchihr in battle killing Tur [?]; Kay Khusrau celebrating with a bowl of wine in a landscape
Persia, Isfahan, mid-17th Century
Persian manuscript on paper, text written in four columns in nasta'liq script, double intercolumnar rules in gold, inner margins ruled in blue and gold, some defects, framed, 237 x 165 mm.; 210 x 130 mm.; and a large illuminated folio from a manuscript of Firdausi's Shahnama, Persia, Shiraz or Isfahan, late 16th/early 17th Century, 28 lines to the page written in four columns of nasta'liq script, intercolumnar and interlinear gilt decoration, outer borders (recto) richly decorated with intertwining floral motifs in gold, in mount
350 x 222 mm.(3)
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