Two illustrated leaves from a manuscript of Firdausi's Shahnama Persia, 16th Century

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Lot 13R
Two illustrated leaves from a manuscript of Firdausi's Shahnama
Persia, 16th Century

Sold for £ 510 (US$ 711) inc. premium

Islamic and Indian Art Online Sale

Online only

18 Nov 2020 ended at 12:00 GMT

London, New Bond Street

Two illustrated leaves from a manuscript of Firdausi's Shahnama
Persia, 16th Century
Persian manuscript on blue and white paper, eight and twelve lines to the page respectively written horizontally, further text written diagonally in outer margin, both leaves framed together
each leaf 190 x 75 mm.

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    The Shakerine Collection.

    The leaf on white paper depicts Isfandiyar killing the two lions in one of his Seven Khans (described in the marginal text). The couplets written horizontally are from a different part of the Shahnama, in which Arjasb is mentioned, and it has not been possible to find exactly the same text.

    The leaf on blue paper depicts Bahram Chunineh killing Maqatura, the Chinese hero.

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