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AN ILLUSTRATED FOLIO FROM A SHAHNAMA : A HERO SLAYS A DRAGON
AN ILLUSTRATED FOLIO FROM A SHAHNAMA : A HERO SLAYS A DRAGON

KASHMIR, NORTH INDIA, FIRST HALF 19TH CENTURY

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AN ILLUSTRATED FOLIO FROM A SHAHNAMA : A HERO SLAYS A DRAGON
KASHMIR, NORTH INDIA, FIRST HALF 19TH CENTURY
Opaque pigments heightened with gold and black ink on paper, a crowned hero brandishing a shamshir fights a dragon spitting flames while the attendant holding his horse and a companion-in-arms can be seen at a safe distance behind rocky outcrops, four columns of text in black nasta'liq script above and below, in gold, red and black rules, a page number in Arabic numerals in the upper left corner, framed and glazed
Page 12 ¾ x 8 ½in. (32.4 x 21.5cm.), illustration 6 5/8 x 5 3/8in. (16.8 x 13.6cm.)

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