Feridun is a mythological tsar who liberates Iran from Zokhak. The old idea of this legend is a myth about the struggle between Golden Sun and Black Cloud – Dragon. Feridun is a symbol of victory, justice and independence.
To get to the palace of Zokhak the soldiers of Feridun should cross Ervend. They have no boats, so the men decide to cross the river by swimming. We do not see the sky but dark waves of the river and men. The composition of this miniature is in motion and its colours help us to realize it.
Looking at that miniature we admire the work of talented miniaturist who could create that special heroic spirit.