An illustrated and illuminated leaf from a manuscript of Firdausi's Shahnameh: Bahram-e Chubineh attacks Khusraw Parviz’s army at night, signed by Mu'in Mussavir, Persia, Safavid, 17th century
ink and gouache heightened with gold on paper, 10 lines to the page written above and below the painting, written in nasta’liq in black ink, signed in the lower margin, ruled in red, green, gold and blue, reverse with 30 lines of text in nasta'liq
painting: 25 by 14.1cm.
leaf: 36.2 by 22.8cm.
Ex-collection Joe and Hellen Darion, New York.
Olsen Travelling Exhibition, Persian Miniature no.55 (label on reverse of frame).
North Carolina Museum of Art, 1962 (loan number Olsen Persian Miniature TL.62.10.65, label on reverse of frame).