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Ilkhanid Illustration
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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