An illustrated and illuminated leaf from a manuscript of Firdausi’s Shahnameh: Bahram Chubina cutting off Sava Shah's head after defeating him, Persia, Shiraz, mid-16th century
gouache heightened with gold on paper, 6 lines to the page above and below the painting, written in nasta'liq script in black ink within 4 columns, the reverse with 24 lines of text
painting: 21.2 by 17.5cm. max.
leaf: 36.5 by 22.1cm.
Ex-collection A. Demirdjian (pencil note on reverse of mount).