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The sixth combat: Bizhan fights Ruyin
Folio from the 'Second Small Shahnama' (Book of Kings) c.1300AD
Chapter 12f - The Twelve Rukhs (Champions)
An illustrated and illuminated leaf from a manuscript of Firdausi's Shahnameh (The Second Small Shahnameh): The Combat of Bizhan and Ruyin, Persia or Baghdad, Ilkhanid, circa 1300
Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP.
Gouache heightened with gold on paper, 21 lines to the page, above and below the painting, written in small naskh script in black ink in 6 columns, red intercolumnar rules, title in larger gold script, reverse with 31 lines of text.
Painting: 7.5 by 16.8cm.
Leaf: 30.5 by 21cm.
Source: Sothebys. Lot 71 2014
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