Lot 33
  • 33

ILLUSTRATED LEAF FROM A MANUSCRIPT OF FIRDAUSI'S SHAHNAMA: BATTLE BETWEEN THE PERSIANS AND THE TURANIANS, Persia, mid-16th century

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5,000 - 8,000 GBP
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22,100 GBP
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Description

gouache with gold on paper, text above and below the miniature in four columns of nasta'liq script in black ink; verso with twelve lines of text written horizontally with small panels of illumination within the text area

Catalogue Note

After the sons of Fereydoun waged war on their brother Iraj and slaughtered him (see previous lot), Fereydoun sent his successor, the Persian King Manuchehr to slay Tur and his army. The Persian-Turanian war resulted in the death of Tur and the establishment of Manuchehr as the undisputed king of Persia.
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