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Folio from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi (d.1020); verso: Bahram Gur before Shangul; recto: text
circa 1520-1530

Safavid period

Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
H: 30.8 W: 18.0 cm
Shiraz, Iran


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