Persian Painting "Majnum Comes Before Layla Disguised As A Sheep"

Persian Painting "Majnum Comes Before Layla Disguised As A Sheep" from the Haft Awrang of Jami made for Soltan Ibrahim Mirza, 1556 to 1565

Majnum Comes Before Layla - Ali Ashgar
Majnum Comes Before Layla - Ali Ashgar
"Majnum Comes Before Layla Disguised As A Sheep" from the Haft Awrang of Jami made for Soltan Ibrahim Mirza, 1556 to 1565. Simpson Haft Awrang Page 204 Folio 264A.
I attribute this to the Persian Artist Ali Ashgar father of Aqa Reza.
Majnum Comes Before Layla - Ali Ashgar
The key to identifying the work of Ali Ashgar seems to be in the faces. Please note the lips. He draws the faces with a beauty and a sensitivity that his peers can not match. We can explore that in more depth but needless to say that his affinity for young boys cost him his nose and ears.
Majnum Comes Before Layla - Ali Ashgar
Please note the distinctively Persian leggings. See The Shalvar or Persian Pantallon
Majnum Comes Before Layla - Ali Ashgar
Majnum Comes Before Layla - Ali Ashgar
Majnum Comes Before Layla - Ali Ashgar
Majnum Comes Before Layla - Ali Ashgar
This piece is excerpted from Simpson, Marianna Shreve, and Farhad, Massumeh. Sultan Ibrahim Mirza's Haft Awrang, A Princely Manuscript from Sixteenth-Century Iran. Page 98 Folio 38b. for the purposes of non-commercial discussion.