Distinguished Oriental musician Barbad born in Merva was a composer and singer. He served to Sasanid tsar Khosrov Parviz (591 — 628). In the miniature the author depicts the scene of tsar’s relaxation in the open air. In the centre of composition there is a tsar, his servants, falconers and singing Barbad.
On the step of the ottoman there is an inscription: “written by pitiful Mukhammad-Mukim”. Large figures, laconic landscape contrasting colour scheme is typical for Mukhammad-Mukim