Sultan Muhammad. THE “COURT OF GAYUMARS.” From the Shahnama of Shah Tahmasp (fo

Sultan Muhammad. THE “COURT OF GAYUMARS.”
From the Shahnama of Shah Tahmasp (fol. 20v). Tabriz, Iran. c. 1525–1535. Ink, pigments, and gold on paper, page size 18 1⁄2 x 12 1⁄2”
Questions:
This painting depicts a group of men who have gathered outdoors for a political presentation or discussion. How are they arranged? Where are they? Compare this painted scene to outdoor political gatherings you have participated in or witnessed (perhaps on television). Compare and contrast the arrangement of figures, the setting, and how the most important participants are highlighted. Make specific comparisons between the painting and the contemporary work to make your points.

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