Late 19th C to early 20th Century Persian copy of illustration from famous manuscript of Nizami's poem Khamsa (Makhzan al-Asrar section) - the original dates to mid 16th Century and can be found in the British Library.
Captured scene depicts Nushirvan and his vizier listening to the owls.
This is a very well painted version with good attention to detail and the rules of traditional Mughal miniatures.
Painting is surrounded with ornamental border in oriental style.
153⁄4in x 1113⁄16in (40cm x 30cm) framed and glazed