The Book of Kings

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Original manuscript leaf from an illuminated manuscript of the Shanama or Book of Kings – one of the most famous of all Persian manuscripts. Very fine calligraphy, in four columns of Persian Nastaliq script on polished paper, sprinkled with gold. Margins ruled in blue, orange, red and gold, with column bars in a floral motif on gold ground. Headings are in white script surrounded by flowers on a gold ground. (ref: Soudaver, Art of the Persian Court).


Size: 5.4 x 9.8 inches
Print Maker: Unknown Scribe, Persia
Condition: Very Good
Medium: Polished Paper
Year: Circa 1550

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