Six illustrations to 'The Book of Kings' by Unknown Artist

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).


12 x 14 cm
Art Fund grant:
£30 ( Total: £30)
Acquired in:
M Nazar

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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