Opaque pigment heightened with gold on paper, depicting Shah Tahmasp I seated with his servants in a landscape.
Above two panels enclosing two Persian couplets written diagonally in nastaliq script, on the side Persian inscriptions reserved in clouds on a cream-colored ground.
All ruled in gold and polychrome border decorated with floral motifs.
26 by 19 cm.
Tahmasp I (1514-1576) was an influential Shah of Persia, enjoyed the longest reign of any member of the Safavid dynasty, son and successor of Ismail I the founder of the Safavid dynasty.
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