Execution of Surkha

Execution of Surkha

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Caption: Execution of Surkha by Faramurz. Dark green landscape, streaky blue sky. Surkha has been decapitate; his severed head and trunk are suspended, the latter by the heels, from hooks on a gallows. 22 by 19 cm. A miniature painting from a sixteenth century manuscript of the epic poem of Shahnama. Image taken from Shahnama of Firdawsi, with 23 miniatures. Originally published in Shiraz, Iran, 1560.

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Keywords: 1560, artwork, blue, color, colour, container, equipment, execution, gallows, green, illustration, judicial event, persian, punishment and torture equipment, religion, shahnama of firdawsi, tools and equipment, trunk, with 23 miniatures

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