Verses of literature perhaps from Ferdowsi's the Shahnameh across 4 columns. Reference to Sikander (Alexander) and Bahman. The injured and bloodied King lies under a parasol with noblemen around him, his crown has been removed. He lies in the arms of another man, who has removed his crown. They carry arrows and several soldiers in all four corners look at them. Most wear helmets. Painting takes up more than half of the page. A few verses at the bottom of the page tell of how his eyes have shut and how he has says let him be, reached the end. Calligraphy on paper. 1 sheet. Dimensions: 260 x 155 mm. Includes two loose notes in Persian and one in Spanish found attached to frame.
Page from a book of Persian literature [possibly from The Shahnameh / شاهنامه / The Book of Kings]
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- ReferenceGB 102 PP MS 95/07/02
- Former ReferenceGB 102 SOASAW 2011.0237.01
- Dates of Creationn.d.
- Language of MaterialPersian Spanish
- Physical Description1 piece
Scope and Content
Removed from wooden frame by SOAS Brunei Gallery staff before transfer to SOAS Library. Yellowing, some rips along edges
Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements
Yellowing, some rips along edges.
Descriptive text from former entry on SOAS Brunei Gallery catalogue
Following its donation to SOAS by the Fereydoun Djam Charitable Trust in 2011, this item was held in the SOAS Brunei Gallery art collection between 2011-2015 [Reference: SOASAW 2011.0237.01]