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Shah-nama, Shiraz, 1370: Bahram Gur killing the Dragon

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Title: Shah-nama, Shiraz, 1370: Bahram Gur killing the Dragon
Author(s): Gray, Basil
Photographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
Keywords: Mediaeval painting;paintings;miniatures;book scan
Description: With 1370 Shah-nama the natural landscape of the first half of the century is left behind for a conceptual world in which Persian painting was to excel during the next two hundred and fifty years. The elements are to be seen as symbols rather than decoration. "The dragon which Bahram is attacking is no longer the loathly bleeding monster of the Demotte Shah-nama but a cerulean apparition formidable because unearthly, as dynamic as a coiled spring
and still sinister with its black mane. Colour is now used for its formal qualities rather than representationally." -- 6.3125 x 4.875".
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-4291


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