ANANTIQUE SAFAVID SHAHNAMEH ISLAMIC PERSIAN MINIATURE PAINTING MANUSCRIPT C. Safavid Persian miniature painting: A leaf from Shahnameh (The book of kings) by Firdawsi c.With poetic verses on both sides, excellent Persian calligraphy. (please refer to this size when you order a new propriate frame for this art work). The Shahnameh or Shah-nama ("The Book of Kings") is a long epic poem written by the Persian poet Ferdowsi between c. 977 and 1010 AD and is the national epic of the Iran (Persia) and the Persian speaking world. Consisting of some 50,000 verses, the Shahnameh tells mainly the mythical and to some extent the historical past of the Persian empire from the creation of the world until the Islamic conquest of Persia in the 7th century. Today Iran, Persian speakers of the neighboring nations such as Afghanistan and Tajikestan, and the greater region influenced by the Persian culture celebrate this national epic. The work is of central importance in Persian culture, regarded as a literary masterpiece, and definitive of ethno-national cultural identity of Iran. It is also important to the contemporary adherents of Zoroastrianism, in that it traces the historical links between the beginnings of the religion with the death of the last Sassanid ruler of Persia during the Muslim conquest and an end to the Zoroastrian influence in Iran.
Guaranteed to be Original and Authentic. T his is not that kind of fake Per sian paintings that usually painted in the modern time on an t ique papers. Condition: As seen in the photos. The item "ANTIQUE SAFAVID SHAHNAMEH ISLAMIC PERSIAN MINIATURE PAINTING MANUSCRIPT 1600 AD" is in sale since Tuesday, November 19, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Antiquities\Islamic".The seller is "oriental_gallery" and is located in Wembley. This item can be shipped worldwide.