The Iranian painting traditions of creating a conceptual space, symmetry, and decoration characterize this illustration of a scene in the life of the Shi’a Imam Ali, son-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad. The inscription over the door reads “the just sultan.”
Nushirwan Sends Mihran Sitad to Fetch the Daughter of the King of China (recto) from a Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Firdausi (940–1019 or 1025)
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