Two Safavid miniatures early 16th century - Bought at Phillips
Lot 21
Two illustrated leaves from a dispersed manuscript of Firdausi's Shahnama: Siyavash preparing for his wedding with Farangis, daughter of Afrasiyab; King Khusraw cutting off the head of Shida, son of Afrasiyab Persia, probably Isfahan, second quarter of the 17th Century(2)
Sold for £2,500 (US$ 4,277) inc. premium
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Two Safavid miniatures early 16th century - Bought at Phillips
Lot Details
Two illustrated leaves from a dispersed manuscript of Firdausi's Shahnama: Siyavash preparing for his wedding with Farangis, daughter of Afrasiyab; King Khusraw cutting off the head of Shida, son of Afrasiyab
Persia, probably Isfahan, second quarter of the 17th Century
Persian manuscript on paper, 25 lines to the page written in four columns of nasta'liq script in black ink, double intercolumnar rules in gold, inner margins ruled in green, blue, orange and gold, heading written in nasta'liq script in blue within a gold rectangular panel, some repairs, waterstaining, oxidisation, some foxing, framed
335 x 245 mm.(2)

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