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Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami (d.1209); recto: Bahram Gur and the princess in the red pavilion; verso: text
circa 1560

Safavid period

Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
H: 29.5 W: 17.0 cm
Astarabad, Iran


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