This double-page enthronement scene comes from a unique manuscript created for the bibliophile Ottoman Sultan Murad III (r. 1574–95). It depicts the moment of euphoric reunion between the hero and heroine of the adventure, Shah Rahmin and Mah-Pervin, on the island of Khurremabad. Here, the lovers sit on magnificent thrones as their courtiers gesture in astonishment at the marvellous scene. The eight lines of text describe how soldiers came and set up tents for the event, before hundreds of men came to feast and celebrate.
To view other paintings from the manuscript of Tuhfet ul-Leta'if (Curious and Witty Gifts) see, AKM280.4, AKM280.40, AKM280.49
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