Rustam killing the White Div, Shiraz

Rustam killing the White Div, Shiraz, c. 1560 Sotheby's Lot 29

Rustam killing the White Div
Origin: Persia, probably Shiraz, c.1560

Measurements: miniature 25.5 by 20.5cm., text area 26.6 by 16.3cm., leaf 29 by 23cm.

Description: Gouache with gold on paper, text above and below the miniature in four columns of nasta'liq script, and diagonally in outer margin, on gold-sprinkled paper, the reverse with 25 lines of text, heading in white on an illuminated panel in colours and gold, intercolumnar rules in colours and gold, a paper repair to miniature, trimmed.