Bahram Gur With a Princess

Illustration
Qajar era, Persia
Date: second half of the 19th Century
Size: 23.6 x 13.5 cm
Sold at Bonham's auction
Source: [1]
نگاره بهرام گور و یک شاهزاده خانم - دوره قاجار - حراجی بونامز
This illustrated leaf is from a manuscript of Persian poetry depicting Bahram Gur with a princess seated in green and white pavilions. The Persian text is written in columns of Nasta'liq script in black ink. As most Qajar illustrations, the old king is pictured dressed in contemporary of Qajar era. To learn more about Nasta'liq script click here: [2]