A miniature from a large Shahname, or Book of Kings, from Firdousi. Text in nasta'liq script in reserve on a background of lines enhanced with blue florets, on four columns, separated by golden lines. Iran, Safavid art.
Dim.: Page: 41 x 29 cm; size of written area: 29 x 20; 5 cm. A- Bizen kills Human. The hero Bizen, dagger in hand, killed Human, whose head was cut off on the ground. Title in golden letters. See text J. Mohl, The Book of Kings, ed. 1976, vol. III, p. 481. Dim .: miniature: 18.5 x 21 cm.
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