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The description in English of the painting on this webpage is definitive. Any translation using Google translate is a guide only - its accuracy cannot be guaranteed and it is used at your own risk.
Folio from a dispersed Shahnama: Act of dishonour at camp. Indo-Persian kalam (lit. 'pen') at Kashmir, 19th century. Opaque watercolour with gold on glazed paper. 33.3 x 24cm
Mentioned in the text are a character Bahram, 'discourse (or speech) on the neighbour's escape with the elder's (or chief's) head' which was the 'unnecessary drawing of blood' and references to armies of Iran and kings.
With thanks to the kindness of Tarun Pant for his translation of extracts of text.
Above: gilt detail reflecting light
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