Manuscript painting of Gayumarth from the Shahnameh of Firdawsi – unknown artist, mid 16th century Iran

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Manuscript painting of Gayumarth from the Shahnameh of Firdawsi, unknown artist, mid-16th century Iran

Gayumarth, the first king celebrated in the Persian epic, the Shahnameh, is shown holding court in the open, naming his young son as successor. Gayumarth taught his people how to make clothing from animal skins, which they are wearing.

Details

  • Title: Manuscript painting of Gayumarth from the Shahnameh of Firdawsi
  • Creator: unknown
  • Date: mid-16th century
  • Location: Shiraz, Iran
  • Medium: Opaque water-colour, ink, and gold on paper
  • Time period: Safavid period
From the collection of  Royal Ontario Museum

Via: Google Arts & Culture

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