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Battle Between Forces of Persia and Turan, illustration from Shahnama (Book of Kings), written by Abu'l-Qasim Manur Firdawsi
Battle scene between the forces of Persia and Turan with soldiers wearing colorful patterned uniforms and horses and elephants sporting dazzling armor. Fortified dwellings and large trees appear in the background.
Sultan and his Court, illustration from Shahnama (Book of Kings), written by Abu'l-Qasim Manur Firdawsi
The sultan surrouned by his court are depicted on this manuscript leaf. Thirteen figures face the sultan who is seated on a large red throne.
two leaves from Shahnama (Book of Kings) written by Abu'l-Qasim Manur Firdawsi
The two-leaf spread has a wide, patterned border. In the center, many people are engaged in activities. Small scenes are arranged around the large center scene.
leaf from a manuscript of the Shahnama (Book of Kings) written by Abu'l-Qasim Manur Firdawsi
The leaf has a wide, patterned border on three sides. A large crowd of people are illustrated, some on horseback, some with weapons. The colors blue, red, and white are predominant.
leaf from a manuscript of the Shahnama (Book of Kings) written by Abu'l-Qasim Manur Firdawsi
A wide patterned border around three sides encloses a scene of busy human activity as well as several small scenes. Red, blue, and white are the predominate colors.
Manizha Entertains Bizhan
A portion of Firdawsi's Shahnama is in the upper portion of the painting with people in and out of doors, entertaining and talking in the main body of the painting.
[Plate with Text]
The plate is a vibrant orange-red color and is covered with textual markings.