SIAVUSH MARRIES FARANGIS
FOLIO 104R FROM THE FIRST VOLUME OF A TWO-VOLUME SHAHNAMEH (BOOK OF KINGS)
Iran, Isfahan, 1654; opaque watercolour, gold, and ink on paper; AKM274.f104r
Siyavush, the legendary Iranian prince, found asylum in Turan and arranged to marry Farangis, the daughter of the country’s king. Gifts were sent to Farangis’s palace for the wedding ceremony, while the musicians turned the world into paradise by their singing.