Page from a Shah-nama (Book of Kings) of Firdausi (Persian, about 934-1020)

Opaque watercolor, ink, gold, and silver on paper | 47.5 x 32.2cm | 1520-40

Mir Musavvir

Begun at the end of the reign of Shah Ismail (reigned 1501-24), first king of the Safavid dynasty of Iran, this copy of the Shah-nama (Book of Kings) was completed during the reign of his son Shah Tahmasp. Unparalleled in scope and refinement, the bo...
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