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Shahnama Project

<p style='text-align: justify;'><p>A detached folio with a full page painting on the verso side; the text on the recto side can be seen through the plastic file in which the folio is mounted.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>On the upper left corner of the page with the painting there is a European number 49, which is more likely to be&nbsp;the number of the painting in the original ms. than the folio number (whch would anyway normally be on the recto side).</p><p>Sheila Canby (pers. comm. 22 September 2004), suggests it is of&nbsp;Mughal origin, maybe painted over an [unfinished?] painting from Bukhara. See also J. Seyller's book on the Fitzwilliam overpaintings, and the&nbsp;Gulistan in the British Library from&nbsp;Central Asia, containing a&nbsp;portrait of Akbar. (F.A.).</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p>


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