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Glass Paintings of Baysonghor Shahnameh on Display

Glass Paintings of Baysonghor Shahnameh on DisplayGlass Paintings of Baysonghor Shahnameh on Display

A collection of glass paintings based on illustrations in the  Shahnameh (Book of Kings) by Persian poet Ferdowsi (940-1020) is on display at Sa’dabad Historical Complex Gallery till July 4.

The exhibition features 19 paintings from the 15th century lithograph of Baysonghor Shahnameh, one of the oldest editions of Shahnameh, ISNA reported on its Persian website.

Baysonghor Shahnameh, or Timurid Shahnameh, was created in four years, 1426-1430, by the order of Baysonghor Mirza, the Timurid prince.

Preserved at Golestan Palace, it is regarded as a masterpiece of Persian miniature. Written in nastalq script, it has 346 pages and 21 miniatures created following the Herat School (15th century style of miniature painting that flourished in Herāt, western Afghanistan).

Painter and specialist in Persian miniature Marziyeh Sadat Kamanian,  Yasaman Siyavoshi, Fatemeh Kohloui and Masoumeh Karimian have created images of the epic scenes from the book after two years of research and restoration of scattered pictures, using the reverse glass painting technique in which artists apply paint on a piece of glass and the resulting image can be viewed by turning over the glass.

The gallery is located at Kamal Taheri St., Shahid Fallahi St. (Zaferanieh), Valiasr St.


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