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An illustrated and illuminated leaf from a manuscript of Firdausi's Shahnameh: Goruy-e Zerah Hanged, Persia, Safavid, Shiraz, 16th century
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An illustrated and illuminated leaf from a manuscript of Firdausi's Shahnameh: Goruy-e Zerah Hanged, Persia, Safavid, Shiraz, 16th century
Estimate
8,00010,000
LOT SOLD. 20,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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An illustrated and illuminated leaf from a manuscript of Firdausi's Shahnameh: Goruy-e Zerah Hanged, Persia, Safavid, Shiraz, 16th century
gouache heightened with gold on paper, 4 columns of fine nasta'liq script in black ink, sprinkled with gold, illuminated heading, reverse with 25 lines of text and a further heading
painting: 39.3 by 21.5cm.
leaf: 42 by 24cm.
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Catalogue Note

Goruy-e Zerah, a Turanian, who had cut off Siyavash’s head over a golden basin, is captured by Giv in one of the Eleven Rokh combats and taken to Kay Khusraw who orders him to be hanged. 

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