A large illustrated leaf from a dispersed manuscript of Firdausi's Shahnama, depicting the armies of Shida, son of Piran and of Kay Khusrau, meeting in the Khwarazm Desert Persia, probably Shiraz, circa 1550

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A large illustrated leaf from a dispersed manuscript of Firdausi's Shahnama, depicting the armies of Shida, son of Piran and of Kay Khusrau, meeting in the Khwarazm Desert
Persia, probably Shiraz, circa 1550

Sold for £ 6,875 (US$ 8,361) inc. premium
A large illustrated leaf from a dispersed manuscript of Firdausi's Shahnama, depicting the armies of Shida, son of Piran and of Kay Khusrau, meeting in the Khwarazm Desert
Persia, probably Shiraz, circa 1550
Persian manuscript on paper, 5 lines to the page written nasta'liq script in four columns in black ink, intercolumnar rules in colours and gold, miniature in gouache and gold, verso 25 lines to the page with a heading in white within a panel of gold and blue, framed
miniature 270 x 220 mm.; leaf 440 x 275 mm.

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    Private UK collection.

    Published
    Arts from the Land of Timur: an exhibition from a Scottish Private Collection, Paisley 2012, p. 261, no. 487.
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