Gum tempera and gold on paper
Page: 29.8 x 19.6 cm (11 3/4 x 7 11/16 in.); Miniature: 28.6 x 17.8 cm (11 1/4 x 7 in.)
Purchase and partial gift from the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection; Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase Fund 2018.198
An Islamic town characterized by domes can be seen in the diminishing background.
A man’s lifeless body is being observed by a group of women. A kneeling woman with a halo and wearing fine garments is Shirin, the beloved of the dead man, Farhad. Farhad cut a canal of milk through a mountain pass as a proof of his love, but on hearing the false news of her demise, he jumped off the mountain and killed himself.
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