An illustrated and illuminated leaf from a manuscript of Amir Khusrau Dihlavi’s Hasht-Bihisht: Bahram Gur in the blue pavilion, Shiraz, Persia, Safavid, circa 1560
gouache heightened with gold on paper, the reverse with 19 lines of text written in nasta’liq in black ink arranged in 4 columns, ruled in red, green, brown and blue
painting: 22.5 by 11cm.
leaf: 27.3 by 16cm.
Ex-private collection, Switzerland, 1960s.