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An illustrated and illuminated leaf from a manuscript of Firdausi's Shahnameh: Zal put in a cage at Bahman’s order, Persia, Safavid, 16th century
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An illustrated and illuminated leaf from a manuscript of Firdausi's Shahnameh: Zal put in a cage at Bahman’s order, Persia, Safavid, 16th century
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An illustrated and illuminated leaf from a manuscript of Firdausi's Shahnameh: Zal put in a cage at Bahman’s order, Persia, Safavid, 16th century
ink and gouache heightened with gold on paper, 6 lines to the page written above and below the painting, written in nasta’liq in black ink within clouds against a gold ground, ruled in red, green, gold and blue, outer margins filled with large scrolling flowers, the reverse with 25 lines of text
painting: 24.1 by 20.6cm.
leaf: 38.3 by 26cm.
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Provenance

Ex-collection Joe and Hellen Darion, New York.
Purchased from the dealer A. Demirdjian (pencil inscription on reverse of backboard 'No.24 A. Demerdijian' and mentioned in personal inventory).

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