This is a page from an unidentified Judeo-Persian (Jewish Persian dialect written in Hebrew letters) manuscript. The illustration is of a dragon that appears to be chasing a worried horseback rider. The finely done script contrasts with the relatively crude painting. Ink and gouache on a thin wove paper. We are uncertain of the date. The condition of the page is poor with obvious water stains throughout, and some tape stains from poorly repaired tears. The charming image is, however, largely untouched. The page is mounted in an acid free mat.
leaf size: height – 11 1/2″; width 7 1/2″