Lot n° 51
2000 - 3000
MINIATURE PERSANE ILLUSTRANT UN ÉPISODE DU SHAHNAMEH (LIVRE DES ROIS) DE FIRDOUSI : BAHRAM CHUBIN DÉCAPITE SAWA SHAH
IRAN, SHIRAZ, SAFAVID ART, 1571
Ink, gouache and gold on paper. 25 ll. of Persian text per page, in nasta'liq, in 4 columns. Margins covered with wine-red Safavid fabric, embroidered with gold and blue thread.
Size: 18.5 x 19 cm (miniature); 34.7 x 22.7 cm (page).
Me François De Ricqlès, Oriental manuscripts and miniatures, Hôtel Drouot, Friday March 22, 1996, ill. 91F.
Former Khayami collection.
M.Fraser, The Khayami Collection of Persian Art, Great Britain, 2003: n°208.
This page comes from a Shahnameh dated 1571. The colophon appears on a page published in the same sale in which it was acquired. Another group was sold at Sotheby's, London, on April 23, 1997.
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