jan 1, 1523 - The Court of Gayumars, folio from Shah Tahmasp’s Shahnama
Materials: Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Artist's Name: Sultan Muhammad
Location: Safavid dynasty
Key Points: It’s in the reign of Shah Tahmasp I that we see the most dramatic advancements in illumination and the arts of the book more generally. His patronage of this specific art form is in part due to his own painting studies.
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