Owner of Zabulistan Knight Sum has got a son he was looking forward to. His son was an albino. Sum was shocked by son’s grey hair and ordered to throw secretly the baby Zal at the Elbrus’ foot. On the summit of this mountain the beautiful bird Semurg lived. Semurg took Zal to the nest and brought up with its nestling. Zal became a very strong and handsome young man and later he came back to his father. On the miniature we see the moment of Zal’s salvation. The painting is more than a page. The composition renders dynamics and tragedy of the event.
This miniature is “a blue symphony“ (blue, light-blue, lilac colours used in depicting sky, mountains, the bird) with a contrasting spots of a man and his horse.