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An execution before a king, An execution before a king. The criminal is being hung head downwards (illustration to the biography of Sheikh Adhuri). A miniature painting from a sixteenth century manuscript of the Majalis al-'Ushshaq ('The Assemblies of the Lovers'). Image taken from Majalis al-'Ushshaq of Sultan Husayn Mirza. Originally published in Shiraz, Iran, 1590-1600.
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