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An illustrated and illuminated leaf from a manuscript of Firdausi’s Shahnameh: Kay Khosrow slays Afrasiyab, Persia, Shiraz, Safavid, circa 1560 
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An illustrated and illuminated leaf from a manuscript of Firdausi’s Shahnameh: Kay Khosrow slays Afrasiyab, Persia, Shiraz, Safavid, circa 1560 
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An illustrated and illuminated leaf from a manuscript of Firdausi’s Shahnameh: Kay Khosrow slays Afrasiyab, Persia, Shiraz, Safavid, circa 1560 
gouache and ink on paper, heightened with gold, 7 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 17 lines of horizontal and diagonal text in nasta’liq script
painting: 23 by 19cm.
leaf: 36 by 22.2cm.
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