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Shahnama Project

<p style='text-align: justify;'><p>The ms. is worm eaten and has been repaired. Some water staining. A large and heavy, impressive volume.Prose introduction, ff. 2v-13r. Poem starts on 13v, with illuminated sarlauh. One striking feature is the enormous proliferation of rubrics throughout the text. These are written in white nasta&apos;liq, on a pale matt gold ground, with a delicate and pretty floral tendril motif with blue, red, yellow, and purple flowers. There are often two and sometimes three or four headings per page.</p></p>

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