The style of the drawing seems to be based on the late seventeenth century Isfahan tradition however by looking closely at the miniature, the six-column archaic feature which one associates with the fourteenth century is quite apparent. Equally apparent is the workmanship of the scribe, which shows a steady and clean hand. An overall assessment of the painting's style and composition would indicate that it had been executed in India or possibly Iran during the late eighteenth century. This scene is found in earlier editions of the Shahnameh, more specifically the one in the British Library, London dated to 1719 (Ms 311, folio 087v, see Titley N.M 1977); the Chester Beatty in Dublin from 1548 (Minutoli 134, folio 372v, see Minovi 1960 pg. 78. cat.44), and the Princeton University Library, dated 1544 (Ms 311, folio 408v).
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