Persian, Safavid, 1562–83
47.5 x 33 cm
Medium or Technique
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
Books and manuscripts Type
Painted page from a manuscript
Left side of a illustrated and illuminated finispiece added in 1583 to a manuscript originally written in Shiraz in 1562 by Arraji Muhammad al-Qawam. The finispiece contains a double page painting of a king and army entering a city (perhaps Murad III) and a double page illumination with poetry inscribed by Taj al-Din Haydar. It may have been intended as a gift for the Ottoman sultan.
Muhammad al-Qiwam of Shiraz and Taj al-Din Haydar