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Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami (d.1209); verso: Nufel champions Majnun's cause in battle; recto: text, Nufel's second attack and his victory

Safavid period

Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
H: 13.1 W: 19.7 cm
Shiraz, Iran


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