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Preface (verso) from a double-page frontispiece of a Shahnama of Firdausi (940-1019 or 1025)

c. 1444
Overall: 32.7 x 22 cm (12 7/8 x 8 11/16 in.)
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This text page is the first page of a Shahnama manuscript with an illuminated heading containing the basmala ("In the name of Allah, etc.") followed by the text of the preface to the Shahnama.
Preface (verso) from a double-page frontispiece of a Shahnama of Firdausi (940-1019 or 1025)

Preface (verso) from a double-page frontispiece of a Shahnama of Firdausi (940-1019 or 1025)

c. 1444

Iran, Shiraz, Timurid period (1370-1501)

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