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FIVE ILLUSTRATIONS FROM A COPY OF THE SHAHNAMA

IRAN, EARLY 17TH CENTURY

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FIVE ILLUSTRATIONS FROM A COPY OF THE SHAHNAMA
IRAN, EARLY 17TH CENTURY
Each gouache heightened with gold and silver on paper, the text arranged in four columns of elegant nasta'liq within coloured rules, damages
Each leaf 11¾ x 6¾ (30 x 17.2cm.) (5)
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Lot Essay

The miniatures are as follows:
1. Iskander mourning the dead Dara
2. Akwan carrying the sleeping Rustam
3. Kay Khusraw beheading Afrasiyab
4. Isfandiyar with his golden chariot being attacked by the Simurgh
5. Rustam lifting Afrasiyab from his horse

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