6 Persian drawings of the Timaurid style illustrating the manuscript of the book of Kings of Shah-Nama, the epic of Firdausi (a copy in the British Museum).

Subjects: violence, cooking and kings conversing. 1) Rustum Killing a Dragon; 2) An Execution; 3) Archer Shooting an Arrow at a Mounted Warrior; 4) Two Kings in a Landscape; 5) Rustum Cooking a Meal with a Turnspit; 6) Knights in Combat.


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