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jan 1, 1522 - The Court of the Gayumars, folio from Shah Tahmasp’s Shahnama

Description:

Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Sultan Muhammad

Shahnama = book of kings.

written by Abu al-Qāsim Ferdowsi around the year 1000

This Shahnama was created for Shah Ismail I, but completed under his son Shah Tahmasp. Both of whom were a part of the Safavid dynasty. They believe they are descendants of mystical Sufi shaikhs
Patrons to the arts, particularly illuminated manuscripts.

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Date:

jan 1, 1522
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~ 497 years ago

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