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Rustam pushes back the stone Bakhman has thrown down on him. Firdawsi. Shakh-nama. MS C-822 IOS AS USSR, f. 293b. Late 15th century. Samarkand.
RUSTAM  PUSHES  BACK  THE  STONE BAKHMAN HAS THROWN DOWN ONHIM, Firdawsi. Shah-nama


Zoroastrian hero Isfendiar sent his son Bakhman to Rustam with an order to bend his neck to the tsar. Bakhman threw down the large stone on the Rustam, once he saw the knight. But Rustam easily pushed back the stone and invited Bakhman to share his meal. The miniature paintings in the second part of Shakh-nama differ from the ones in the first part by high quality of drawings and a wide range of episodes of common life.
To enlarge the painting space the artist places it out of the text. This painting is good in colours and figures, but it is drawn not so finely as the previous ones.