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An illustrated and illuminated leaf from a manuscript of Firdausi’s Shahnameh: Rustam in mounted combat, Persia, Shiraz, Safavid, circa 1560 
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An illustrated and illuminated leaf from a manuscript of Firdausi’s Shahnameh: Rustam in mounted combat, Persia, Shiraz, Safavid, circa 1560 
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An illustrated and illuminated leaf from a manuscript of Firdausi’s Shahnameh: Rustam in mounted combat, Persia, Shiraz, Safavid, circa 1560 
gouache and ink on paper, heightened with gold, 10 lines to the page above and below the painting, written in nasta’liq script in black ink within 4 columns, ruled in gold and black, the borders decorated with outdoor scenes of wildlife and foliage, the reverse with 24 lines of text in nasta’liq script
painting: 21.5 by 18.5cm.
leaf: 37 by 22.5cm.
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Provenance

Sotheby's London, 14 April 2010, lot 65.

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