Illustration from the Shahnama of Shah Tahmasp I c. 1522+

Siyawus enthroned in his palace at Balkh.

The figures wear early 16th century Iranian dress.


A larger image of Siyawus (Siyavush) enthroned in his palace at Balkh, from the Shahnama of Shah Tahmasp


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Siyawus (Siyavush) the son of Shah Kay Kawus (Kavus), enthroned in his palace at Balkh, discusses the terms of a treaty with the son of the ruler of Turan, while Rustam looks on from the left. At the same time the Turanians, under the firm control of a major domo, parade their gifts before Siyawus.
Source: p188 The Mughal Emperors: And the Islamic Dynasties of India, Iran, and Central Asia by Francis Robinson
Held by the Museum of Contemporary Arts, Tehran.

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