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Folio from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi (d. 1020); recto: Rustam before Kay Khusraw under the jeweled tree; verso: text

Turkoman period

Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
H: 34.9 W: 24.6 cm
Gilan, Mazandaran, Iran


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